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5 Favourite Books with Dr Bella d’Abrera – Greg Sheridan: Leave it to Psmith

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18 July 2020


Greg explains why this particular Wodehouse is his favourite of all Wodehouse’s comic novels. It follows the adventures of Ronald Psmith (“the ‘p’ is silent, as in pshrimp”) who is always willing to help a damsel in distress. ‘Leave it to Psmith’ is, as Greg says, the moment in which Wodehouse declared himself a genius. The plot is farcical, the characters are everything you’d expect and more, the many similes will make you laugh out loud.

Five Favourite Books is a regular IPA series where Bella d’Abrera sits down with public intellectuals to discuss books, culture and politics.

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Bella d'Abrera

Dr Bella d'Abrera is the Director, Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs

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