Service with a Smile

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Author: Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

Year: 1961

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Place: New York


218 pages Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in quarter purple with white lettering to spine over black blind stamped cover in original pictorial jacket. (APG: 99a) First American edition limited to 10,000 copies.

Service with a Smile is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 15 October 1961 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, and in the United Kingdom on 17 August 1962 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is the eighth full-length novel set at Blandings Castle, and features the unstoppable Uncle Fred in his fourth and final novel appearance. Since it is easier for a camel to escort another camel through the eye of a needle than for a blurb writer to guide one through the blissful maze of a P G Wodehouse plot - let us say about Service with a Smile that it is clearly about pigs (since Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle and George Wellbeloved are involved): that it is about trying to make the course of young love run smooth despite many bumps in the path (since Uncle Fred is involved): that it is about all things merry and unexpected and hilarious (since P G Wodehouse is involved).


Light rubbing to spine heal. Jacket corners lightly chipped, some small closed edge tears, price clipped. Over all better than very good copy in like jacket.

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