Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge has hit upon a foolproof plan to get rich quick: he’s starting a chicken farm. Dragging his adoring wife, Millie, and his long-suffering friend and novelist Jeremy Garnet with him to Dorset, he begins his classic enterprise. En route, however, Garnet has fallen in love...
P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and died on St Valentine’s Day in 1975, only weeks after being knighted. He is most famous for the creation of Jeeves and Wooster, and many of his novels have been recorded as audiobooks.
PG Wodehouse was born to a wealthy family of upper class heritage. His ancestors included Barons and Earls, with the family having been entrenched in Norfolk history for centuries. This wealthy upbringing can be seen clearly in the majority, if not all, of Wodehouse's novels, short stories and creations. His title characters were often notable high society male protagonists, the locations were usually exclusive destinations and the situations were of comical significance to those well educated. All three of these qualities are represented in the splendidly titled 'Love Among The Chickens'.
Disturbing Jeremy Garnet from escaping the city and getting on with writing his book, Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge intrudes with declarations of his new elaborate money making venture. An entertaining chain of events ensues as listeners to this CD audiobook are taken on a holiday to Dorset with these two colourful characters and their subsequent adventures. Follow the story of 'Love Among The Chickens' to see Ukridge's bewildering chicken farm scheme unfold, a possible romance for Garnet emerges and the continuous comedic incidents make for an amusing tale with unexpected twists and turned.
'Love Among The Chickens' is available to buy on BBC audiobook in CD format now. English actor Jonathan Cecil reads, using his exquisite comic timing, a wonderfully developed upper class bewilderment at life in general and a cut-glass voice to help bring this classic tale to life.