Eggs, Beans and Crumpets

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First UK edition cover

Eggs, Beans and Crumpets is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on April 26, 1940 by Herbert Jenkins, London, then with a slightly different content in the United States on May 10, 1940 by Doubleday, Doran, New York.[1]

Most of the stories feature regular characters: Drones Club member Bingo Little, Mr Mulliner, Ukridge and, in the US edition, Freddie Widgeon and the Oldest Member.


  1. "All's Well with Bingo" (Drone Bingo Little)
  2. "Bingo and the Peke Crisis" (Drone Bingo Little)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, May 29, 1937
    • UK: Strand, June 1937
  3. "The Editor Regrets" (Drone Bingo Little)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, July 1, 1939
    • UK: Strand, September 1939
  4. "Sonny Boy" (Drone Bingo Little)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, September 2, 1939
    • UK: Strand, December 1939
  5. "Anselm Gets His Chance" (Mr Mulliner)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, July 3, 1937
    • UK: Strand, July 1937
  6. "Romance at Droitgate Spa"
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1937
    • UK: Strand, August 1937
  7. "A Bit of Luck for Mabel" (Ukridge)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, December 26, 1925
    • UK: Strand, January 1926
  8. "Buttercup Day" (Ukridge)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, November 21, 1925
    • UK: Strand, December 1925
  9. "Ukridge and the Old Stepper" (Ukridge)
    • US: Liberty, June 9, 1928
    • UK: Strand, June 1928

The US edition of the book also included:

Missing from the US edition were "Romance at Droitgate Spa" and "All's Well with Bingo", which had been included in The Crime Wave at Blandings (1937).

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References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ McIlvaine, E., Sherby, L.S. and Heineman, J.H. (1990) P.G. Wodehouse: A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, pp. 77-78. ISBN 087008125X

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