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‘A sort of American PG Wodehouse…fuelled by the supernatural, and lashings of alcohol and innuendo!

James Thorne Smith (1892-1934) was a comic American writer of fantasy best known today for his Topper novels ’The Jovial Ghosts’ (filmed with Cary Grant as ‘Mr Topper’) and ‘Topper Takes A trip’. His books commonly involve sex, alcohol and supernatural transformations. They are also richly funny in plot and use/misuse of the English language. If you’ve never discovered him before then now’s the time… There are sixteen titles in the Complete Thorne Smith series with two still to be published. The only other known Thorne Smith title will then be ‘The Passionate Witch’ completed after his death which is copyright elsewhere for the foreseeable future.