Big Chap

1 January 2018

PG is going on a short PG Wodehouse trip. First (and maybe last) will be some indubitably Wodehouse character descriptions, but PG makes no promises about going astray.

Big chap with a small moustache and the sort of eye that can open an oyster at 60 paces.

PG Wodehouse


Lest anyone fear an ego trip, PG of TPV is not comparing himself to Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE, pictured below with a bonus quote which, strictly speaking, is probably not a character description (although PG of TPV might contend that almost everything in a Wodehouse story is about character), to help start the series:


PG's Thoughts (such as they are)

7 Comments to “Big Chap”

  1. One of my favorites…

    “His crookedness was such as to enable him to hide at will behind a spiral staircase.”

    (From Leave it to Psmith, also featuring the criminal mastermind/poetess Miss Peavey)

  2. Now I *know* I need to read a Wodehouse novel!

  3. I loved the books and loved the TV adaptation. 😀 — Suzanne Joshi

  4. Oh, you do so sorely tempt me! A Wodehouse or two must now be in my future.

  5. Richard Hershberger

    On the other hand, Wodehouse’s response to the Nazis was, um…, regrettable. When the British army caught up with him after Paris was retaken, they concluded upon investigation that he wasn’t a traitor: merely an idiot.

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