I’ve always loved the idea of older rebels (hence Eileen!) and Uncle Fred is the crème de la crème of such characters in my view. PGW portrays all of his characters brilliantly but Uncle Fred is my favourite for his wit, wisdom and for coming to the rescue of Lord Emsworth. This is a very funny novel and proves the value of books “just for entertainment”.
“The cosy glow which had been enveloping the Duke became shot through by a sudden chill. It was as if he had been luxuriating in a warm shower bath, and some hidden hand had turned on the cold tap.”
Isn’t that just wonderful prose?
I also highly recommend Wodehouse: A Life in Letters as a fascinating read. My favourite Jeeves and Wooster is probably The Great Sermon Handicap. You've got to admire a man who was consistently funny for 90 novels and goodness knows how many short stories. To my mind, PGW will always be the UK's funniest prose writer.