The action of the novel takes place at the fictional 'Beckford College', a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older 'Bishop' Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster who becomes fag to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.
"Sublime comic genius" Ben Elton "The finest and funniest writer the past century ever knew" Stephen Fry "Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in" Evelyn Waugh "The Everyman edition promises to be a splendid celebration of the divine Plum" The Independent
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