Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets

By P.G. Wodehouse

Rating: 4 stars

Since I’ve never read any Wodehouse, I was asking around and someone in the office said he had a couple and brought them in for me. This is the first that I’ve finished. Eggs, Beans and Crumpets is a collection of nine short stories, mostly featuring some of Wodehouse’s recurring characters (Bingo Little, Mr Mulliner and Ukridge are all present). Reading them in quick succession was actually a bit wearing after a while, particularly the Bingo Little stories, since they mostly followed the same formula, but they’re wittily written and easy to read.

To be honest, I’m not actually sure if Wodehouse was being satirical in his stories or just reporting an exaggerated version of life for the upper classes in that time, but either way, I’ve enjoyed my first introduction to him, although in future I may space out his short stories a bit more.

Book details

ISBN: 9781841591063
Publisher: Overlook Press
Year of publication: 1940

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