Saving the bacon
When Lord Emsworth enters the world's best (and fattest) pig, Empress of Blandings, for the county show, you know that she's bound to win; but his near neighbour and arch-enemy, Sir Gregory Parsloe, is determined to go to any lengths and get any pig to ensure success. Enter disappointed lover, Jerry Vail, trying to win back his love, Penny Donaldson, and £2000. When Jerry finds himself trapped in the middle of a pig-stealing controversy, it's going to take the cunning of Lord Emsworth's wicked brother, Galahad, and the diligence of Jeeves-contender, Beech the butler, to extricate him from a nasty mess.
Pigs have wings has the fast pace of a French farce with the linguistic mellifluousness for which P.G. Wodehouse is famed. As ever with Wodehouse it is deliciously funny, not least when it pokes a wonderfully sardonic finger at classic American detective fiction, and although it doesn't rank among my personal Wodehouse favourites it's still guaranteed to while away a rib-ticklingly funny hour or two.
Best served with a long cool Pims and some British summer sunshine. Cheers!