So says Mervyn Potter, Hollywood heart-throb, who leads poor Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps astray in Barmy in Wonderland (). But before. A penniless Englishman falls in love with a lively American girl, loses her, finds her again, is rejected, but finally discovers true love after many comic adventures. Love is a powerful spur, and Cyril Fotheringay-Phipps (known to his friends as Barmy) invests his modest fortune in a stage production.

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She seems to enjoy getting one up on her husband more than the idea of helping people. I kept wonderlanv quotes to my girlfriend while I was listening. Because although “Barmy in Wonderland” doesn’t come close to something like “The Code of the Woosters”, Wodehouse was still more or less at the height of his powers when he wrote it.

The story is distinctly hackneyed, you’ll have have heard it all before many times especially if wnderland seen any Hollywood musicals of the s, but Wodehouse of course makes the thing wholly enjoyable, just not quite up to his very best standards. Unfortunately Mervyn Potter is unable to sustain this binge-free lifestyle and Hermione cancels the fixture.


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Also, the Little Church Around the Corner is referenced, site of Wodehouse’s nuptials, as well as my parents’. Other books in this series. I shall go through the world a haunted man. However, a vast majority keeps shifting its loyalties between the two kinds, keeping an age old question alive and ticking — to drink or not to drink! Whereas Barmy, who hardly touches a drop after his initial night out with Potter, is rewarded with both riches and romance.

Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps — Plumtopia. Review quote Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language.

Barmy in Wonderland

I liked it when I read it, but anything could distract me from it. Mervyn is a horrible person.

Jul 28, Nick rated it it was amazing. It was mostly one-sided and was mostly secondary to the Broadway plot.

Was it a terrific strain? And then I discovered a teetotal drink that is not only palatable but positively appealing. Wodehouse Author Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, wonderlwnd lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism.

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