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The Coming of Bill

P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: JH

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When you're in the mood for classic humor writing, nothing can hold a candle to the work of P.G. Wodehouse. This novel fallows the madcap adventures of a young family who have recently welcomed their first child. Any parent who has attempted to navigate the pitfalls of childrearing will appreciate this hilarious and all-too-accurate depiction.

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