Pigs Have Wings

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Author: Wodehouse, P[elham] G[renville] (1881-1975)

Year: 1952

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins, Ltd

Place: London


220 pages. Small Octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's red boards with black lettering to spine and Herbert Jenkins emblem in black on back board in original jacket. (APG: 84b) First British edition.

Pigs Have Wings is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared as a serial in Collier's Weekly between 16 August and 20 September 1952. It was first published as a book in the United States on 16 October 1952 by Doubleday & Company, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 31 October 1952 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is the seventh novel set at Blandings Castle. The absent minded Lord Emsworth finds himself once again embroiled in fierce rivalry in the pig-rearing arena with his neighbour, the obese baronet Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe. With Emsworth's champion Empress of Blandings in line for a third straight victory in the local show and Parsloe bringing in a ringer, suspicions run high. Meanwhile, Blandings has its full complement of romantic entanglements. Fortunately, the ever-resourceful Gally is on hand to help out.With the Shropshire Agricultural Show pending, the activities of Sir Gregory Parsloe, owner of that massive porker, Pride of Matchingham, were viewed with the gravest misgiving by his rival, Lord Emsworth, whose Empress of Blandings had reigned supreme for so long in the Fat Pigs class. And with reason, for on previous occasins the unscrupulous baronet had made determined attempt to nobble Lord Emsworth's favourite. When, therefore, Sir Gregory's butler was known to have purchased for his master several bottles of the proven specific, Slimmo, it seemed obious that dirty work was afoot. How the epic contest was decided in an atmospher already confused by the erratic course of young Penelope's love affair, and how that doyen of the butler's pantry-the venerable Beech-found an ally in Maudie Montrose, late of the Criterion bar, is related in this notable addition to the Emsworth saga.


Page ends soiled, spine lightly sunned, corners gently bumped. Jacket spine sunned, corners and spine ends chipped,three inch closed tear at back head edge, price clipped. A very good copy in an about a very good dust jacket.

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