French Leave

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse

Humour

Three American sisters leave their chicken farm on Long Island for a holiday in Europe. In France they encounter the charming but penniless Marquis de Maufringneuse, his writer son Jeff, and the marquis' tough American ex-wife. When they all find themselves together at the exclusive resort of St. Rocque - one of the sisters in search of a husband, the marquis in search of a fortune, the writer in search of love - Wodehousian complications ensue.

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In French Leave Wodehouse abandons his familiar world of English country houses and London clubs for a more sophisticated European milieu and the comedy is just as light-hearted.

PG Wodehouse was born on the 15th October 1881 in Guildford, Surrey, England He was educated at Dulwich College between 1894 & 1900, and in 1900 he entered the employ of the Hong Kong & Shanghai bank at GBP80 per year. He began writing articles for various newspapers & periodicals In 1902 he resigned from the bank, and in the same year his 1st novel The Pothunters was published. 'Plum' then wrote many highly successful novels as well as musicals, and in 1929 he signed a contract to work as a screenwriter in Hollywood After several years in Britain, he moved back to to the USA permanently. In 1974 his last complete novel Aunts aren't Gentlemen was published, and in 1975 he was knighted by the Queen. On the 14th Feb 1975 Plum died in hospital "after a good morning's work on his latest novel"

General Fields

  • : 9781841591865
  • : Everyman
  • : Everyman's Library
  • : February 2013
  • : 192mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823.912
  • : 224
  • : P. G. Wodehouse