Enoch Soames by Max Beerbohm

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Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: ‘Three Brothers’ – Peter Ackroyd
Recommended for: Gerry
Read on April 18, 2014

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/760

Opening: When a book about the literature of the eighteen-nineties was given by Mr. Holbrook Jackson to the world, I looked eagerly in the index for Soames, Enoch. It was as I feared: he was not there. But everybody else was. Many writers whom I had quite forgotten, or remembered but faintly, lived again for me, they and their work, in Mr. Holbrook Jackson’s pages. The book was as thorough as it was brilliantly written. And thus the omission found by me was an all the deadlier record of poor Soames’s failure to impress himself on his decade.

A 48 page tale concerning Catholic diabolism

Uneasy Money by P G Wodehouse

Uneasy Money - P. G. Wodehouse

bookshelves: published-1916, fraudio, filthy-lucre, spring-2014, tbr-busting-2014, palate-cleanser, amusing

Read from March 07 to 10, 2014

 

Nigel Lambert as Narrator.

Description: These are strange times for the English aristocracy. When hard-up William Fitz William Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish – otherwise known as Bill – sets off for America to make a fortune, he does not expect to be left one by an American millionaire with whom he strikes up a passing acquaintance. Honour demands that Bill Dawlish should restore this unexpected windfall to the rightful heirs, but this involves him in complicated adventures with greedy relations, haughty dowagers, dogs, chickens and an angry monkey. Calm is eventually restored but not before Bill has met the woman of his dreams and married her in the church on Fifth Avenue.

3* The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2)
5* Carry on, Jeeves (Jeeves, #3)
4* Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6)
4* Jeeves in the Morning (Jeeves, #8)
3* The Mating Season (Jeeves, #9)
4* Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen (Jeeves, #15)
4* Something Fresh (Blandings Castle, #1)
TR Leave It to Psmith (Psmith, #4 ; Blandings Castle, #2)
3* Service with a Smile (Blandings Castle, #9)
TR The Man With Two Left Feet
4* A Damsel In Distress
3* Love Among the Chickens
3* Uneasy Money
3* Summer Moonshine
4* Joy in the Morning
3* Summer Lightning
3* Service with a Smile
3* The Small Bachelor
TR Barmy in Wonderland
3* Eggs, Beans and Crumpets
3* Uncle Fred in the Springtime (Blandings Castle, #6)
4* Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6)
3* Summer Lightning (Blandings Castle, #4)