Apr 30, 2018
The casual reader wouldn't necessarily associate Sherlock Holmes with P.G. Wodehouse. Or P.G. Woodhouse with Sherlock Holmes. Fortunately, we're more of the formal types.
And so are our guests!
Three – count 'em, three – guests join us this time around.
They are Curtis Armstrong, Elliot Milstein, and Ashley Polasek, and
they are the two authors and editor of A Plum
Assignment: Discourses on P.G. Wodehouse and His
World. They are Wodehouse experts who also happen to
(mostly) have more than a passing familiarity with Sherlock
We spend some time with them looking at the intersection of Plum and Conan Doyle's works, and also look at why Wodehouse was so universally enjoyable and why we keep returning to his stories again and again. And how Sherlockians and Wodehousians are remarkably similar in their interactions. The book itself has a survey of opening lines from Wodehouse works, where you'll find such gems as:
I reached out a hand from under the blankets and rang the bell for Jeeves.
"Good evening, Jeeves."
"Good morning, sir."
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