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A Year in Reading: Malcolm Jones

By posted at 6:00 am on December 18, 2012 1

coverI’ve been reading Utterly Uncle Fred, an anthology of the three P.G. Wodehouse books featuring the madcap octogenarian party boy and all-around cutup.┬áHis full name is Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, 5th Earl of Ickenham. Uncle Fred to his familiars and Uncle Dynamite to his fans. Actually I don’t know that he’s over 80, but he has more zip and sparkle than all the youngish members of the Drones Club put together. I pray that I live long enough to follow his errant but shining example.

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One Response to “A Year in Reading: Malcolm Jones”

  1. Shelley
    at 11:19 am on December 18, 2012

    We need more non-stereotyped octogenarians in literature. God knows we won’t find them on TV.

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