Bookshelf | Love Among the Chickens by P.G. Wodehouse (1906) | Can one really find love among the chickens?


This humorous and delightfully absurd story is told from the point-of-view of Jeremy Garnet, a writer who longs for some peace and quiet so he can plan his next novel. When Garnet runs into the boisterous Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge, an old acquaintance with a penchant for concocting wild schemes, Ukridge convinces Garnet to assist him and his new wife Millie in running their new chicken farm in Dorset, England.

Naively believing his stay on the farm will give him the “holiday” he needs to focus on his writing, Garnet agrees to join the Ukridges in their new business endeavor. However, he soon discovers running a chicken farm is anything but a holiday! Besides his frustrations on the farm, Garnet also experiences love woes, when he finds himself in stiff competition with another fellow for the attentions of the farm’s lovely neighbor Phyllis. A funny, entertaining story.

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