Plum Pie is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 22 September 1966 by Barrie & Jenkins (under the Herbert Jenkins imprint), and in the United States on 1 December 1967 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York.
All stories except one belong to a large bag of P. G. Wodehouse regular series: one Jeeves, one golf story, one Blandings, one Ukridge, one Mr Mulliner, one longer Freddie Threepwood novella, and two Drones Club members Bingo Little and Freddie Widgeon.
The collection's title is derived from P. G. Wodehouse's nickname, Plum.
- "Jeeves and the Greasy Bird" (Jeeves) — Bertie tries to help his new pal Sir Roderick Glossop out of a dilemma, and ends up getting himself into trouble with a theatrical agent.
- "Sleepy Time" (golf story)
- "Sticky Wicket at Blandings" (Blandings Castle)
- "Ukridge Starts a Bank Account" (Ukridge)
- "Bingo Bans the Bomb" (Drone Bingo Little with Freddie Widgeon)
- "Stylish Stouts" (Drone Bingo Little)
- "George and Alfred" (Mr Mulliner)
- "A Good Cigar Is a Smoke"
- Life with Freddie (Drone Freddie Threepwood novella)
Most of the stories had previously appeared in Argosy in the UK (nos. 1,2,3,5 above), and in Playboy or The Saturday Evening Post in the U.S.; the UK version included some extra items between the stories, mostly "Our Man in America" anecdotes originally appearing in Punch.
- List of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, categorised by series
References and sourcesEdit
- Midkiff, Neil. "The Wodehouse short stories". P. G. Wodehouse pages.