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The Swoop!

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975)

1. 1-01 – An English Boy’s Home
2. 1-02 – The Invaders
3. 1-03 – England’s Peril
4. 1-04 – What England Thought of It
5. 1-05-06 – The Germans Reach London and The Bombardment of London
6. 1-07 – A Conference of the Powers
7. 2-01 – In the Boy Scouts’ Camp
8. 2-02 – An Important Engagement
9. 2-03 – A Bird’s-Eye View of the Situation
10. 2-04 – Clarence Hears Important News
11. 2-05 Seeds of Discord
12. 2-06 – The Bomb-Shell
13. 2-07 – The Bird
14. 2-08 – The Meeting at the Scotch Stores
15. 2-09 – The Great Battle
16. 2-10 – The Triumph of England
17. 2-11 – Clarence — The Last Phase

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Summary

The Swoop! tells of the simultaneous invasion of England by several armies — “England was not merely beneath the heel of the invader. It was beneath the heels of nine invaders. There was barely standing-room.” (ch. 1) — and features references to many well-known figures of the day, among them the politician Herbert Gladstone, novelist Edgar Wallace, actor-managers Seymour Hicks and George Edwardes, and boxer Bob Fitzsimmons.