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The Reminiscences of the Hon. Galahad Threepwood - N.T.P. Murphy Galahad Threepwood's memoirs were destroyed, eaten by the Empress of Blandings... or were they? Ronnie Fish's wife Sue got a letter from Galahad shortly after their wedding, telling her where to find the second copy of his legendary memoirs.

Galahad Threepwood's scandalous memoirs were a plot device in at least two of the Blandings Castle novels by the master himself, P.G. Wodehouse. This tome tells stories from Galahad's youth, from when he first took up gambling at a tender young age, to his membership in the Pelican Club, to the legendary prawn story with Tubby Parsloe.

There are some funny bits in this book. Galahad's stories about Emsworth as a youth, Barmy Twistleton, and Tubby Parsloe are worth the read. The meetings with historical figures are amusing. Lord Emsworth gets around!

So why am I not shouting from the rooftops about this? Sadly, it's rather boring. N.T.P. Murphy is sure no P.G. Wodehouse. While Galahad Threepwood is still the sultan of smoothness, gone is the beautful writing. It reads more like an actual biography than something meant to entertain.