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Doctor Sally

[PDF] Doctor Sally | by ☆ P.G. Wodehouse - Doctor Sally, Doctor Sally The tale of golf expert Dr Sally Smith and of golf addict Bill Bannister who loves her

  • Title: Doctor Sally
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9781590201664
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Doctor Sally | by ☆ P.G. Wodehouse, Doctor Sally, P.G. Wodehouse, Doctor Sally The tale of golf expert Dr Sally Smith and of golf addict Bill Bannister who loves her [PDF] Doctor Sally | by ☆ P.G. Wodehouse - Doctor Sally, Doctor Sally The tale of golf expert Dr Sally Smith and of golf addict Bill Bannister who loves her

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Doctor Sally

About "P.G. Wodehouse"

  1. P.G. Wodehouse

    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.

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  1. A novella about Bill Bannister falling head over heels for an American golfer who also is a doctor However, Doctor Smith resists Bill because she wants to fall in love with a hard worker and she thinks Bill is a lazy bumbler.


  2. Incredibly light and fluffy, even for Wodehouse, and rather underdone, but irresistibly adorable The final pages in particular were great.


  3. This is the first book of PG Woodehouse which i ve ever read and it took me just a few hours to finish It was really amazing to read I found Bill the banister very confused throughout the book And then his conversation with Dr Sally It was so funny That I fell of my bed many times laughing.Now that I have started liking PG Woodehouse, I would go for D


  4. Wodehouse is a new discovery for me and his novels are fun, light, larks with excellent humor and a romping use of the English language.


  5. This might be the weakest Wodehouse book I ve read with The Old Reliable as the possible exception , being only mildly funny at points, and even somewhat boring at others I didn t dislike it, and it was short It s a trivial sort of book that I imagine I wouldn t remember a year from now, except as an anomaly in Wodehouse s otherwise stellar bibliography Also, I ll have it handy as defense exhibit B should anyone dare accuse me of having an uncritically blind devotion this author Blind I ll say U [...]


  6. A short novel by wodehouse but nonetheless held all the charms of his writing I just liked the pace at which the story moved, the writing was very much similar to wodehouse other books where confusions render among lovers, uncles or aunts acting as Cupid s trying to bring sundered lovers together.Would recommend this book to anyone looking for light humour reading The whole book is around 120 pages and can be easily finished in 2 days.I found the character of Lottie and lord tidmouth very hilari [...]


  7. Not the best book I have read, but it was quick, easy and short I probably could have finished in a few hours, had it captured my attention May give one Wodehouse a try, but not expecting a lot


  8. Slightly less complicated than some Wodehouse plots, but with all the usual hallmarks of characters and verbal dexterity.



  9. A short novel based on Wodehouse s own 1927 play, GOOD MORNING, BILL in turn adapted from Ladislaus Fodor s Hungarian farce It s very slight stuff that betrays its stage origins, but is never the less pleasantly entertaining A minor work for the great author.


  10. Doctor Sally was written at the height of Wodehouse s powers as a novelist and yet as a novel it is one of his worst The book was adapted from Wodehouse s own play Good Morning, Bill or realistically wasn t adapted from the play, it is the play with a few stage directions added between the dialogue.I imagine it worked well as a play, the dialogue is absolutely fabulous, Lord Tidmouth or Squiffy s reaction to his ex wife Lottie realising Bill intends to break up with her You ve put the thing in [...]


  11. Sadly this novel s pretty disappointing and inconsequential Like most people I imagine, I got started on Wodehouse with the Jeeves books and over the past year I ve branched out to read a couple of the Blandings novels, The Luck of the Bodkins and most recently Laughing Gas I ve enjoyed everything I ve read by the man, many of his books to the point of weeping with laughter, but sadly Doctor Sally is very definitely a minor work in the Wodehouse canon.It s a short 120 pages, probably about 4 hou [...]


  12. This book was published in 1932 and it is an adaptation of Wodehouse s play, Good Morning, Bill This material reads like a play and I think that it actually would have been effective on the stage than on the page In fact, I didn t realize that this was an adapted play when I was reading, but in my mind, I was seeing it as a play What saves the material is the genius of P.G Wodehouse s dialogue and the zany situations that he creates Bill Bannister, who has gone from one relationship to another, [...]


  13. This one is very funny Written according to the typical Wodehouse formula put several funny characters together, create some misunderstandings and than solve it I read the whole book with a smile.


  14. This was my first P.G Wodehouse read.d I was hooked on to his style forever.Sally is a smart, competent Doctor by profession and beautiful too, and Bill Banister, heir of a country manor house, can t help himself getting tangled over her all over the place Sally however, dosen t take him too highly, thinking of him as a rich slacker and being averse to a honest day s work.Adding to her impression of him is the fact that Bill is engaged to his best friend Lord Squiffy Tidmouth s ex wife, Lottie H [...]


  15. I will use this review for all the P G Wodehouse I have read I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars As I re read them I will adjust the stars accordingly, if necessary, and add a proper review.When I first discovered P G Wodehouse I devoured every book I could find in the local library, throughout the eighties and early nineties Alas, this means that I have read most of them and stumbling across one I have not read is a rare thing I m sure that th [...]


  16. I had no idea that PG Wodehouse had written a book with a woman doctor as heroine When I started it, I was a little apprehensive what would he do with a female doctor But I needn t have worried Sally is fabulous and an excellent doctor , and the book as a whole is marvellous, like good champagne just frothing over the edge of a proper champagne glass flutes can get lost Sorry that s irrelevant to the book but still It s a glorious light farce and would make an excellent stage play If you re feel [...]


  17. Some great Wodehouse dialogue and setpieces with a welcome, unexpectedly PG or maybe even PG 13 relationship with sex, and a terrific lead in Doctor Sally Smith But there are two demerits 1 There are too many jokes in the beginning of the book that boil down to A lady doctor 2 Most troublesome the love interest for Sally is terrible Not only is he a fairly boring loser no, the last second attempt to demonstrate he s not completely worthless is neither enough nor 100% convincing , he is depraved [...]


  18. A friend passed this on to me after I had my accidentd I hadn t gotten to it during a bout with the flua light quick read looked inviting I guess I am just not much a PG Wodehouse fan I have tried a few timese dialogue is witty and fun but much better suited for a play I think as I guess this story was originally For me, not enough time to breathe between all the discourse.


  19. Doctor Sally is a very slim, lightweight story, written in 1932 though in the edition I read it says it was originally published as a play in 1927, which it s probably suited to But it s by P G Wodehouse and it s therefore a delight to spend a couple of hours with his characters, having a bit of a chuckle and, after the misunderstandings have been cleared up, feeling that all s right with the world As Squiffy Tidmouth would say, Poo boop a doop.


  20. A humourous, light hearted tale of the hapless Bill and multi talented Doctor Sally, and in typical Wodehousian form a cast of assorted memorable Dramatis Personae to bungle the plot and smooth the way.It s not as brilliant as the Jeeves and Wooster novels, which are in a class all their own, but Doctor Sally is certainly worth spending a pleasant Saturday afternoon with.


  21. Ah the days when you could create comic situations from there being a female doctorTo be fair Wodehouse is never the go to writer for social commentary or realist situations, and this is a delightful bauble of a book with some fantastic lines I ve read this on a Sunday evening with the rain pouring down on London town, and this book has made my world feel sunny.


  22. Interesting Started life as a play Good Morning, Bill and later novelised by PGW with the dialogue pretty much intact The novel is short and has a clear three act structure and limited number of characters It therefore zips along quite nicely and has some nice bits of repartee How shocking though that a woman should be a doctor


  23. a delightful single day read, thoroughly wodehouse i even found my self getting up and doing something else for a while, to savour the conversations and to not finish the book too soone Author knew love, better than any mills and boon book D


  24. I love Wodehouse, but this is very slight It is a remake of a play and not only that, but the play was based on the work of a Hungarian writer , and it shows Wodehouse is never bad, but this is not Wooster or Blandings.


  25. A lot of Wodehouse s non Jeeves books I find hard to stick with But this one was really funny without dragging on and on and on Based on his play Good Morning, Bill , so that may be why it s shorter Very funny.


  26. A short story, now quite outdated Nobody would be surprised now to see a doctor who is a prett y woman But there are good gags too.Note this Sally has nothing to do with the Sally in The adventures of Sally


  27. I found this one not nearly as amusing as what Wodehouse typically writes.Doctor Sally captivates young men as often as she attends to their medical needs One in particular seems a nice chap, but she simply can t abide a man who doesn t work


  28. What a great short story Wodehouse is always amusing and there were plenty of laugh out loud moments in this little one Things got a little annoying in the last conversation but up till then great


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