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Westminster Abbey to Honor Wodehouse, Sir

Alison Flood reports for The Guardian:

Westminster Abbey’s plans to dedicate a memorial to PG Wodehouse 43 years after his death have been welcomed by the Wodehouse Society and by Ben Schott, who described the Jeeves and Wooster creator as the “personification of a very specific breed of English writing”.

Schott is author of the bestselling trivia collection Schott’s Original Miscellany, and his officially sanctioned “Wodehouse” novel Jeeves and the King of Clubs will be published next month. He said that when the news was announced to the Wodehouse Society dinner that the Dean of Westminster had given permission for a memorial to Wodehouse in the abbey, “there was a ripple of joy that it was happening, but also puzzlement that it hadn’t happened before”.

“Not that his cap needs any more feathers, but if it did, then here is the highest honour in the land,” said Schott.

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