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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK; PG Wodehouse's former penthouse in Mayfair (butler not included)

Jan 25, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

T he writer PG Wodehouse was never particularly happy with his "P" and "G", writes Melissa Lawford.

"If you ask me to tell you frankly if I like the name Pelham Grenville Wodehouse," he wrote in 1957, "I must confess that I do not." He was christened for his godfather, Lt Col Pelham von Donop, and said he had "not a thing to show for it but a silver mug which I lost in 1897".

He was infinitely more fond of martinis - he attributed his health in old age to drinking two, very cold, bef...