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Four Wodehouse satires discovered

29th July 2009

Four satirical playlets by the satirist PG Wodehouse have been seen for the first time in 100 years.

The comic poet is famed for creating memorable upper class oafs such as Bertie Wooster, who later appeared in a successful TV show starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Speaking to the Guardian following the discovery of the works, chairman of the Wodehouse Society Hilary Bruce said that the plays were a delightful discovery.

She said: 'Lovers of literature, be they scholars or simply voracious readers, are always delighted when early or little known works are collected and republished.

'Wodehouse was just 22 when the first of these satires was published, and that makes them interesting to us now.'

Mr Wodehouse was knighted and also gained distinction as a Knight Commander, or KBE, as it is abbreviated.

He spent much of his life living in France and the US, writing about the pre-war English upper classes.

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