Which the Wodehouse?

Okay, I’m scribbling down recommendations as fast as I can. You guys are great.

And for those of you who caught the Wodehouse miscredit, good for you. Those words are probably best attributed to Cole Porter, although Wodehouse did work on the musical and added a London verse when the production opened there. It’s not too clear just where Wodehouse’s contribution began and ended. Full points.

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  1. Anonymous on July 27, 2005 at 6:38 pm

    Laurie, If you haven’t read Helene Hanff’s 84 Charing Cross Road, a collection of letters between Hanff and the London bookshop Marks and Co., it’s very funny. Also, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, by Kimbrough and Skinner is hilarious. Neither of these are novels; both used to make me laugh histerically, so histerically it scared my mother. And speaking of mothers, Mama Makes Up her Mind, by Bailey White is also great. It’s a collection of essays.

  2. Sandra McGrandle on August 10, 2005 at 10:44 pm

    I second the recommendation for Mama Makes Up Her Mind – Bailey White has an engaging anecdotal style and has captured several real-life southern eccentricities amazingly well (my family is from the South, though I now live in the Bay Area of Northern CA). Both my Canadian husband and I got the biggest kick out of the whole thing! I’ve reread it a time or two, it’s that good. Enjoy!

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