P G Wodehouse charmed 20th-century readers with his delightful tales recounting the bunglings of his endearing aristocrats, most famously Bertie Wooster and his cunning gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves. Born in England, Wodehouse moved to France in 1934. He was captured and interned by the Germans until 1941, after which he made five radio broadcasts to America, which caused British critics mistakenly to suggest that he was a traitor to his native country. Nearly 30 years after his death he is lauded for his distinct and legendary comic style, which influenced many writers after him, including the author of this biography.
Joseph Connolly is the author of eight much acclaimed novels, including Poor Souls, This Is It, the newly filmed Summer Things and The Works, as well as several works of non-fiction and a biography of Jerome K Jerome.