Mr. Mulliner is the genial Scheherazade of the Anglers' Rest, a bucolic English pub. Each evening, sipping his Scotch and lemon, Mr. Mulliner tells of an adventure that once befell a nephew, a cousin's son, or some other unstuffy younger relative. Mulliner's narratives showcase humorist P.G. Wodehouse's particular genius for fetching whimsy and eccentric shenanigans. Wodehouse published over 90 books in his 70-year career. Born in 1881 in Surrey, England, he became a U.S. citizen in 1955 and received a knighthood shortly before his death in 1975 (though somehow, Sir P.G. Wodehouse just doesn't ring, does it?). He remains best known and beloved for his creation of the unflappable valet Jeeves.
"The Mulliner stories are as loopy and majestic as anything that Wodehouse wrote."—The New Yorker