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Uncle Fred series

Frederick Altamont Cornwallis, fifth Earl of Ickenham, familiarly known as Pongo Twistleton-Twistleton’s Uncle Fred occasionally descends on his nephew in London where he tends to ‘bust out’ all over and generally spread sweetness and light, much to Pongo’s discomfort.

Books in the Uncle Fred series:

Cocktail Time (1958)

When Pongo’s Uncle Fred, aka the fifth Earl of Ickenham, is off his leash, anything may happen, and it does.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Robert Shore

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Cocktail Time (2004)

When Pongo’s Uncle Fred knocks off Sir Raymond ‘Beefy’ Bastable’s top hat with a Brazil nut he starts something

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Andrzej Klimwoski

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Cocktail Time (1958)

Uncle Fred starts something when he knocks off QC

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Unknown

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Uncle Dynamite (1948)

Pongo is engaged to the wrong girl, so Uncle Fred steps in to straighten things out. Policemen are pushed into ponds, that day at the dog races raises its ugly head again, but all ends well with the correct couples re-united.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Hal McIntosh

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Uncle Dynamite (2007)

Pongo is engaged to the wrong girl, so Uncle Fred steps in to straighten things out. Policemen are pushed into ponds, that day at the dog races raises its ugly head again, but all ends well with the correct couples re-united.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Andrzej Klimwoski

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Uncle Dynamite (1948)

Pongo is engaged to the wrong girl, so Uncle Fred steps in to straighten things out. Policemen are pushed into ponds, that day at the dog races raises its ugly head again, but all ends well with the correct couples re-united.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Frank Ford

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Uncle Fred in the Springtime (1939)

The potty Duke of Dunstable turns up at Blandings Castle, and this time demands that Lord Emsworth make him a gift of the Empress of Blandings. Knowing his limitations Lord Emsworth reaches out to Uncle Fred and is not disappointed in the results.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Peggy Bacon

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Uncle Fred in the Springtime (2004)

The potty Duke of Dunstable turns up at Blandings Castle, and this time demands that Lord Emsworth make him a gift of the Empress of Blandings. Knowing his limitations Lord Emsworth reaches out to Uncle Fred and is not disappointed in the results.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Andrzej Klimwoski

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Uncle Fred in the Springtime (1939)

The potty Duke of Dunstable turns up at Blandings Castle, and this time demands that Lord Emsworth make him a gift of the Empress of Blandings. Knowing his limitations Lord Emsworth reaches out to Uncle Fred and is not disappointed in the results.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Fenwick

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The World of Uncle Fred (1983)

An omnibus edition containing Uncle Fred Flits By, Uncle Fred in the Springtime, Uncle Dynamite and Cocktail Time.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: David Pether

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Young Men in Spats (1936)

Eleven short stories, including ‘Uncle Fred Flits By’ where we first meet the irrepressible Earl of Ickenham.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Herbert F. Roese

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Young Men in Spats (2002)

Eleven short stories, including ‘Uncle Fred Flits By’ where we first meet the irrepressible Earl of Ickenham.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Andrzej Klimwoski

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Young Men in Spats (1936)

Eleven short stories, including ‘Uncle Fred Flits By’ where we first meet the irrepressible Earl of Ickenham.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator: Unknown

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