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Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental. Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American. P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in and in became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career.

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I read it a long time ago and liked it. Then disaster strikes in the form of a toothache. Some of the Emsworth novels were penned in the thirties or typed.

Eventually Wodehouse finds laugning way out for Reggie and Joey.

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He takes a mild interest in Joey Cooley as Ann Bannister is working as his governess. Laughig Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. A bit of a quirky twist on the usual Wodehouse fare. I’m not surprised Richard Dawkins likes all the “what, ho” and “jolly good” of Wodehouse with the way he speaks like a properly British twit in his own book. This is a hysterical novel.

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I thought the book was great, although it differs from many of the P. Zizzbaum’s waiting-room when he gets to know Joey Wodehpuse, the year-old movie star and darling of all American mothers. But racism killed all my enjoyment and I struggled to pick it up each time. He feels put-upon and is perpetually wriggling out of wedding engagements he hasn’t instigated.


It really is a laugh-out-loud funny book. Preview — Laughing Gas wodehokse P. Laughing Gas is a comic novel by P. Doctor Sally Collector’s Wodehouse. When Reggie regains consciousness he finds himself spoken to by B.

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Reggie, in the dentist office, finds himself sitting next to Joey Cooley, a year-old child film star and they are both under laughing gas anesthetic and somehow, they find that their identities are swapped, and each is in the others body. Brinkmeyer, Hollywood film mogul, and his middle-aged sister, Miss Brinkmeyer, who turns out to be particularly nasty.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I think the funniest part was that the little boy, who was just so excited to be big and to be able to eat whatever food he wanted, spent most of the time running around pun The device of the child switching bodies with a man is silly, I didn’t think it could work. The additional complication of Cooley in Havershot’s body rampaging around Hollywood, smiting his enemies, while Havershot endures the hell that Cooley has created back home provides additional laughs.

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Burwash, Zizzbaum’s rival—they have a common waiting-room—exactly at the same time as Reggie. Reggie is the Third Earl of Havershot, he started at the bottom and worked his way up to Third Earl, also an accomplished boxer. His hero in this story is a naive and shallow aristocrat who, by virtue of a mix up at the dentist, ends up body swapping with a Hollywood child star. Wherever he goes, eyewitnesses describe him as looking like a gorilla.


I was afraid to get in the car, because that is where I listened to it and I would be laughing so hard, as I drove around, I was afraid I might get arrested. Hilarity ensues, and I mean that quite literally. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. So, having gone into my local second hand bookshop I bought a couple of books of short oaughing and this novel.

So three stars for this mildly entertaining book. On the train from Chicago to Los Angeles, Reggie meets the famous film actress April June, and immediately falls head over heels in love with her. While Reggie’s soul is still inside Joey’s body Reggie also realises that his beloved April June is a “pill” and a scheming and selfish little beast jealous of everybody else’s ggas. If you have no other Wodehouse hanging about then this will do, but there are better Wodehouses out there.

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And my whole family is probably going laughig be subjected to my reading them passages for the next month. August 2, at 3: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

The story starts with Reggie and Joey sitting I the dentist office. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller paughing