Friday, January 18, 2013

Book Review: Wodehouse At The Wicket by P G WodeHouse

On the jacket:

From his early days Wodehouse adored cricket and references to the game run like a golden thread though his writings. He not only wrote about this glorious British pastime, but also played it well, appearing six times at Lords, where his first captain was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Illustrated with wonderful drawings and contemporary score-sheets, "Wodehouse at the Wicket" is the first ever compendium of Wodehouse's writings on cricket. Edited by cricket historian Murray Hedgcock, this delightful book also contains fascinating facts about Wodehouse's cricketing career and how it is reflected in his work. This is the perfect gift for Wodehouse readers and fans of all things cricket.

The book begins with a a lengthy introduction, telling the reader about Wodehouse's involvement with cricket. Quite an interesting way to begin a book. If you are a regular Wodehouse reader, you won't find the regular humour as in maybe, Jeeves' stories, but it's humorous nevertheless.

Seventeen short-stories, Wodehouse at the Wicket is a perfect Saturday afternoon, leisure read. A collection of prose as well as poetry, this is not a regular Wodehouse read. A cricket enthusiast would also enjoy reading this. A non-fiction, yet feels like reading some tales. 

Read Wodehouse At The Wicket to get the flavour of the English love for Cricket. Believe me, it's more than love, it's a part of life in this book.

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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