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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview blzndings Galahad at Blandings by P. Galahad at Blandings Blajdings Castle 10 by P. Sam Bagshott, son of the late Boko Bagshott had been at Blandings Castle only a short while, but long enough to know that anyone enjoying its hospitality must get the occasional shock.

He was prepared for bad news in any form, but not the one in which it actually came. Paperbackpages. Published October 1st by Penguin Books first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Galahad at Blandingsplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Koliko sam mogla uspela sam da zarazim i neke ljude iz moje okoline Najpoznatiji serijal kn P.

Jan 26, Justine Olawsky rated it really liked it. I have a theory that early in God looked down upon the earth and had mercy. He saw the 20th century nearing its dawn and knew, of course, what calamities and cruelties awaited mankind: He knew we were to be a people desperately in need of laughter.

And so, that October, God gave us P. He just makes me happy, this Wodehouse fellow. To return again to Blandings is to take a deep breath of something wholly comforting, yet also t I have a theory that early in God looked down upon the earth and had mercy.

Galahad at Blandings

To return again to Blandings is to take a deep breath of something wholly comforting, yet also to plunge headfirst into something deliciously bracing. These books are similar enough not to withstand much in the way of binge-reading; however, spaced delicately apart, they become oases of reassuringly madcap hilarity, aye, and certain they are to heal the weary soul and lift a troubled heart.

Galahad Threepwood, denizen of Blandings Nlandings, younger son, wastrel, and rogue is the driving force behind most of the plot in this one. Blaneings juggles the many trials and deceptions of the many young couples under his spell with elegance and ease, and it is no spoiler to say that blzndings comes out just right in the end.

For any fan of Wodehouse, it is a no-brainer to say that this is one of his reliable diversions and an excellent choice to while galahxd a few hours. For those who do not yet know the magic of the 20th century’s greatest comic writer, pick up this volume or any of the other ninety-odd and you cannot go wrong.

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Just get on with it already. The 21st century has its own woes to drown in Wodehouse.

I would have thought that an impossible question, since they’re all very high quality and very much alike. But with only a little hesitation he answered “Galahad at Blandings.

It is certainly the best plotted, with about eight intertwined plot threads, each filled with complications, Recently on the Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson was asked what he thought was the best book by P. It is certainly the best plotted, with about eight intertwined plot threads, each filled with complications, all coming to crises in the last pages, and all miraculously solved to the good by the intrepid Galahad Threepwood.

Galahad is apparently a Wodehouse regular, but I’d never met him before. He is a wonderful character, a man “rather wild in his youth,” now in his fifties, who thrives on tobacco, alcohol, camaraderie, and very little sleep.

He is quick, witty, a shameless liar, good-hearted, and utterly likeable. His efforts to be helpful often backfire; but undaunted, he continues to manipulate all the other characters, and eventually everything comes out just fine. Overbearing, dragon-like aunts are utterly routed, a horrible little boy gets what he deserves, feuding young lovers are blissfully reunited, the pig recovers from her terrible hangover!

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I have recently read two Wodehouse novels, one written in his mid twenties, this one when he was eighty-one. It is the best so far. View all 5 comments. Apr 07, Leslie rated it really liked it Shelves: Another fun entry in the Blandings series. Another delightful farce by Wodehouse, and my first at Blandings Castle.

We have a fabulous cast of colourful family members, a soused sow, mixed up identities, love, coppers and more. I have to say that while Right Ho, Jeeves has been my favourite Wodehouse due in large part to the brilliant audio recordingover all I like Blandings a great deal, that and The Luck of the Bodkins are my two second favourite of his books that I’ve read so far.

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I guess Wooster got boring for me after blanding or two Another delightful farce by Wodehouse, and my first at Blandings Castle. I guess Wooster got boring for me after one or two books. Mar 14, Melissa rated it liked it. I’m amazed that there exists a novel about Galahad that I haven’t read, considering that he’s one of my personals favorites of Wodehouse’s creations.

I had not yet made the acquaintance of Lady Hermoine Wedge either, so that was quite the treat. May 28, K. Brit-lit, smart -wit lovers, Wodehouse fans. Such laid back beautiful summer reading. View all 3 comments. Mar 10, Madhulika Liddle rated it really liked it. There will always be Lord Emsworth, fluffy-headed, vague, besotted with his pig and beleaguered by female relatives. The Empress is a charmer. There will always be at least one gqlahad of sundered hearts that need to be brought together.

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Mostly, there will be more. At any given time, there will be a minimum of one impostor on the premises. Gally, as always will be spreading sweetness and light, without any qualms about unscrupulousness in the process.

There will be Galhad. There will be footmen. And a pig man or, as in the case of Monica Simmons, pig girl. It will all be held together by a thoroughly complex plot, with nearly everybody having something they can use to hold someone else to ransom, for whatever motive.

This something could be anything from scandalous memoirs to a prize-winning sow, to a diamond necklace. To a fatal letter. There will be blamdings, at least, if not actual appearances of, other characters of the Wodehouse canon: Years of association with her had left him with no doubt as to his Aunt Hermione being a pretty hardboiled egg, but he had never suspected her of quite such twenty-minutes-in-the-saucepan-ness as this.

Blandinngs at Blandings ticks, as one would expect, all the boxes. A humdinger of a book, light and frothy and just what the galahwd ordered. May 25, Ian Wood rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Butler, Beach, is aware of the deception but initially struggles to be taken seriously.

Oct 25, Namitha Varma rated galahda it was amazing Shelves: What a delightful comedy of errors. Galahad, Lord Emsworth’s brother is trying to patch up a host of misunderstandings – Sam and Sandy’s broken hearts, Tipton and Veronica’s about-to-break engagement, Wilfred blandinga Monica’s love life, Beach’s grudge against Sam for the accidentally stolen prize watch, saving Lord Emsworth from Dame Daphne Winkworth and her son Huxley, finding Wilfred a job, oh there are so many things to fix.


But Galahad is up to all of it. His smooth-talking and raconteur skills What a delightful comedy of errors. His smooth-talking and raconteur skills save the day for a lot of people, and the readers get a riotous laugh on every page. Jul 04, Melinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just finished reading this aloud as a family in the evenings.

Pure unadulterated blandingss and hilarity! If I could give it stars, I would. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Blandings Castle. Mar 28, Stewart Sternberg rated it really liked it. This was my first Wodehouse novel.

This is the stuff of thirties screwball comedies, with the complexity of a Shakespeare comedy. The humor is situational, with some wordplay and the sort of class playfulness that was part of the depression era.

Jun 22, John Eliot rated it really liked it. For me not Jeeves and Wooster. Not enough bellly ache laughter. Although when I did laugh it was long and out loud. A good old dated farce, that Wodehouse fans would love. Nov 06, Julie Davis rated it liked it.