However, when Lord Ickenham is on a sweetness–and–light–spreading expedition, there’s always apt to be trouble...
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, including ‘Thank You, Jeeves' and ‘Psmith in the City'.
Back to Blandings Castle we go once again, as PG Wodehouse draws us into Service with a Smile using his usual addictive wit and charm. Famous for creating hilarious characters such as Jeeves and Wooster during his long and lustrous career, Wodehouse created many stories set in Blandings Castle with this novel being the eighth in the series.
The ever-eccentric Uncle Fred is on hand to cause more chaos than good, while the Empress of Blandings may be the only guest (be it the only non-human guest as well) that remains welcome at the castle once Lord Emsworth has finished evicting all of its superfluous residents. Not too far into the story, the dreadful Lord Ickenham strolls into the grounds seemingly filled with nothing more than holier-than-thou intentions, which always spells trouble. Throw in a tired proprietor, a few quirky characters and mix it all up with a pet pig and you have the ironically named story of Service with a Smile.
This CD audiobook is Wodehouse at his literary best. We get pulled into a humourous tale of one Lord’s battle to do nothing more than kick back in his castle and relax with his favourite pig by his side – Empress of Blandings.