The Clicking of Cuthbert
Illustrated by Paul Cox
Introduced by Lawrence Donegan
P. G. Wodehouse, celebrated master of wordplay and comic timing, captures all the drama of the fairway in this charming collection of golfing short stories.
What earthly good is golf? … Life is stern and life is earnest. We live in a practical age … And we spend our time playing golf! What do we get out of it? Is golf any use?
So asks one frustrated young man in the first story in this collection, and with his trademark wit and painfully keen observational eye, P. G. Wodehouse proceeds to give a series of delightful answers to this desperate question. Selected by Wodehouse, a keen golfer himself, the ten stories presented here are accompanied by a flood of lively new illustrations by Folio favourite Paul Cox, who has also created a spectacular set of colour endpapers offering a map of Wodehouse’s fictional Woodhaven course. Lawrence Donegan, editor of the golf journal McKellar, has written an introduction exclusively for this edition.
Three-quarter bound in blocked buckram with a printed textured-paper front board
Set in Goudy
Colour frontispiece and 41 integrated black-and-white illustrations
Printed colour endpapers
8¾˝ x 5½˝