On audio

… I’m listening to Francis Donaldson’s biography of P.G. Wodehouse, which is read by Frederick Davidson, who has also recorded many Wodehouse novel. He’s mostly fine here, but goes a bit over-the-top on some of the characters voices. He affects a sort of ancient-Oxford-don voice for passages quoting Plum’s letters for example. The book itself takes its subject in the manner I really prefer in writer’s biographies, passing over the formative years of childhood quickly and diving into the literary career.

The book certainly makes me want to get hold of a collection of Wodehouse’s letters as soon as I can.

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