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Threepwood house.

I was stuck by this bit of info from the How Books Got Their Titles blog.
[Wodehouse took the name from] Emsworth, a village in Hampshire, and more specifically . . . a prep school in the town, Emsworth House, where PG Wodehouse stayed as a guest on and off from 1903. Wodehouse liked Emsworth so much that in 1910 he bought a house in the village called ‘Threepwood’.If you know your Wodehouse, and me, I think you can see where this is going.

Emsworth is in the borough of Havant, so I took to their website to find more, and more could indeed be found.

Turns out Emsworth is the "culinary capital of the south of England."  Good to know, but how about that Threepwood House?

I found this bit in their charmingly titled "HAVANT BOROUGH TOWNSCAPE, LANDSCAPE AND SEASCAPE CHARACTER ASSESSMENT"
The writer and journalist P.G. Wodehouse came to Emsworth to visit a friend at a small preparatory school called Emsworth House. He became a schoolmaster here, and it is said that the qu…

June Swoon

I was kicking around the idea of setting a goal of one post per day for the month of June, just to get myself back into the blogging habit.

Perhaps I'll start slower and try for July.