Rosie M. Banks

Rosie M. Banks

Rosie M. Banks is a recurring fictional character in the Jeeves and Drones Club stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, being a romance novelist and the wife of Bingo Little. Suggested real-life models for this character include prolific early twentieth-century female romance novelists such as Ethel M. DellFact|date=August 2007 and Ruby M. AyresFergusson, James (2007). "Bibliography - Proofs, firsts and file copies". "TLS, the Times Literary Supplement", 1 June 2007, no. 5435, p. 28..

Overview

Rosie M. Banks is a romance novelist, the author of fictional works such as: "All for Love"; "A Red, Red Summer Rose"; "Madcap Myrtle"; "Only a Factory Girl"; "The Courtship of Lord Strathmorlick"; "Mervyn Keene, Clubman"; " 'Twas Once in May"; "By Honour Bound"; and "A Kiss at Twilight".

She submitted an article for "Milady's Boudoir" (the women's paper of Dahlia Travers, Bertie Wooster's Aunt Dahlia), entitled "How I Keep the Love of my Husband-Baby", which, fortunately for her husband, hasn't been published.

She employed chef extraordinaire Anatole until Aunt Dahlia stole him from her with the help of Jeeves (in "Clustering Round Young Bingo"), and is thus unlikely to further write for Mrs Travers.

tories

Rosie M. Banks is featured in one semi-novel and many short stories:

* "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923) - Jeeves semi-novel
* "Clustering Round Young Bingo" (1925) - Drones short story, collected in "Carry on, Jeeves" (1925)
* "Jeeves and the Old School Chum" (1930) - Jeeves short story, collected in "Very Good, Jeeves" (1930)
* "All's Well With Bingo" (1937) - Drones short story, collected in "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets" (1940)
* "Bingo and the Peke Crisis" (1937) - Drones short story, collected in "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets" (1940)
* "The Editor Regrets" (1939) - Drones short story, collected in "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets" (1940)
* "Sonny Boy" (1939) - Drones short story, collected in "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets" (1940)
* "The Word in Season" (1940) - Drones short story, collected in "A Few Quick Ones" (1959)
* "The Shadow Passes" (1950) - Drones short story, new in "Nothing Serious" (1950)
* "Leave It to Algy" (1954) - Drones short story, collected in "A Few Quick Ones" (1959)
* "Bingo Bans the Bomb" (1965) - Drones short story, collected in "Plum Pie" (1966)
* "Stylish Stouts" (1965) - Drones short story, collected in "Plum Pie" (1966)

Rosie M. Banks is mentioned in:

* "The Mating Season" (1949) – Jeeves novel, with the longest example of Rosie's work, a synopsis of "Mervyn Keene, Clubman".

Actresses

; Film and TV actresses

* Deborah Stanford in the BBC One's black-and-white "World of Wooster" (1965–1967)Cite web
author = Lewisohn, Mark
date = 2003 copyright
title = "The World of Wooster" (with cast)
work = BBC Comedy Guide
publisher = BBC.co.uk
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/w/worldofwoosterth_1299003415.shtml
archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20070313002647/http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/w/worldofwoosterth_1299003415.shtml
archivedate = 2007-03-13

* Anastasia Hille in the 1990-1993 ITV series "Jeeves and Wooster", season 4 episode 3Imdb title|0614720|Jeeves and Wooster|(Season 4, Episode 3)

; Radio actresses

; Audiobook actresses

ee also

* List of P. G. Wodehouse characters in the Jeeves stories

References

; Sources consulted

* Cite web
author = Kuzmenko, Michel (The Russian Wodehouse Society)
date = 2007-03-22 revision
title = "Wodehouse books"
work = Bibliography
url = http://wodehouse.ru/bibeng.htm
accessdate = 2007-08-13

* Cite web
author = Reggie
date = 2007-03-16 revision
title = "Wodehouse Who's Who: Rosie M. Banks, Mrs Bingo Little"
work = Blandings, a Companion to the Works of P. G. Wodehouse
url = http://www.blandings.org.uk/who/Banks_Rosie.htm
archiveurl = http://webcitation.org/query?date=2007-08-13&url=http://www.blandings.org.uk/who/Banks_Rosie.htm
archivedate = 2007-08-13

; Endnotes

External links

* Cite web
author = Hutchinson, Kyle
title = "Wodehouse Characters: Rosie M. Banks, Mrs. Bingo Little"
work = The P. G. Wodehouse Story Index [database]
url = http://reasonablevoice.net/windex/character.php?name=1836
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