Person    | Male  Born 15/10/1881  Died 14/2/1975

Sir P. G. Wodehouse

Categories: Humour, Literature, Seriously Famous

Countries: USA

Writer/humorist. born Guildford as Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, educated at Dulwich College. Produced about 100 books, creating Jeeves, Wooster and Lord Emsworth. He was criticized for broadcasting from Berlin where he was interned during WW2. Files recently released by MI5 show that he was not a Nazi collaborator, just rather naive. But, embarrassed, he exiled himself to America and became an American citizen in 1955.

2016: his archive was acquired by the British Library.

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Sir P. G. Wodehouse

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P. G. Wodehouse - SW3

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P. G. Wodehouse - W1

Unveiled by the Queen Mother, a fan.

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