P.G. Wodehouse & India

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In a country where most books in English sell fewer than 1,000 copies and 5,000 constitutes a bestseller, Penguin sells up to 70,000 Wodehouses a year: part of a thriving “retro-market” that ranges from Agatha Christie to Modesty Blaise.

Why? Read the article: "Why India fell for the code of Wodehouse"

Let me give you a list of what we read (for fun) when we were kids at St. Columba's (from first grade to 10th). It sure was British, beta!

- Enid Blyton's Five Find Outers, Famous Five, Secret Seven, Malory Towers, Saint Clare's
- Captain W.E. Johns' Biggles
- Richmal Crompton's William
- Frank Richards' Billy Bunter
- Agatha Christie
- and of course, P.G. Wodehouse

We also read Tin Tin and Asterix, the usual Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew junk, and the Bobsey Twins. Add to that a weekly Commando comic, the occasional Beano, and see what a mixed-up world we grew up in!

It's a straight line from Noddy to P.G. Wodehouse.

One more thing - we did NOT read Shakespeare, unless we had to.

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