Prof Sophie Ratcliffe and Joanna Neary - PG Wodehouse Special

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Recorded live at the Bristol Old Vic as part of the Slapstick Festival, Robin chats with Prof Sophie Ratcliffe and Joanna Neary about the work, and slapstick credentials, of PG Wodehouse. They chat about his letters (collected and edited in a volume by Sophie), turns of phrase and favourite Jeeves and Wooster moments. There’s also chat of Joanna’s character Celia, Sophie’s new book about about life, death, love and trains, Mills and Boons and much more.

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Reading List

Robin recommends:

P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters edited by Sophie Ratcliffe

Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

eYE Marty by Marty Feldman

Stormy Vigil by Elizabeth Graham

Where the Wolf Leads by Jane Arbor

Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club by Robin Ince

Sing Loft by Don Estelle

Frozen Heart by Daphne Clair

Jungle Doctor by Vivian Stuart

Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol

The Thin Man series by Dashiell Hammett

My Better Half and Me by Josh Ackland

Attacks of Opinion by Terry Jones and Gerald Scarfe

The work of Terry Jones

Sophie recommends:

Long Players by Peter Coviello

Afterglow (A Dog Memoir) by Eileen Myles

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

The Lost Properties of Love by Sophie Ratcliffe

Lord Emsworth and the Girlfriend by PG Wodehouse

Jo recommends:

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev

The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Carry On, Jeeves by PG Woodhouse

Joy in the Morning by PG Woodhouse

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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