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The sixth Blandings novel, notably featuring 'A Meeting at Midnight'. Published five months after the US edition which is identical in content.
When the moon is full at Blandings, strange things happen: among them the commissioning of a portrait of The Empress, ...
Publisher's orange cloth, titles stamped in black; Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, Minimal shelf handling wear very bright and clean. 7.5 inches tall, 252 pages. First Edition, First Printing - British . Dust Jacket is price-clipped in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has shelf-soiling on the white of rear panel, small rub top front spine corner, closed tear at "G" of Author's name. The Pictorial Dust Jacket designed by Frank Ford.
The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P. G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914.
As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one time had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction.
At the age of ninety-three, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some forty-five days later. REF: McIlvaine A66b. Wodehouseonline