Book Review: Something Fresh By PG Wodehouse

somethingfresh1Title: Something Fresh

Author: PG Wodehouse

Year written: 1915

Publisher and year: Arrow Books, 2008

ISBN Number: 978-0-09-951378-0

I bought this book as part of a set from The Works a while ago, I think maybe some time last year, as it was in an offer as a set of four. The RRP for these is £7.99 though I think that’s around the amount I paid for all four of them, though they don’t seem to be available from them any more. There are a lot of versions of the Blandings books published throughout the years, I only realise when writing this that it was written over 100 years ago, so you can probably find it available for cheap online or in second hand book stores.

This is the first book from the Blanding series. I’m not sure how well known it is as a Wodehouse series, until a year or two ago I hadn’t heard of it and the only knowledge I have is from the BBC TV series with Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders. There are nine books in the series in total and this one introduces the characters and the setting itself for future stories, though Lord Emsworth and his family don’t feel like the main characters in this story it is a good introduction to them and the society that they live in.

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