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February 14, 2013

Plum in Trouble

P. G. Wodehouse   (1881 - 1975)

P. G. Wodehouse (1881 – 1975)

On this day in 1975 P. G. “Plum” Wodehouse died, aged ninety-three. Given the hundred books and the three-dozen musicals, it seems reasonable to believe the account of Wodehouse’s final moments which has him collapsing while trying to pick up the pen and papers his wife had thrown across his hospital room. On this day in 1946 George Orwell published “In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse,” in which he tries to rescue the author from his stickiest and most famous spot of trouble.

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