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Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton
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Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, 5th Earl of Ickenham, living at Ickenham Hall, Bishop's Ickenham, Hants. Valerie and Pongo Twistleton-Twistleton's Uncle Fred in Uncle Fred Flits By, Uncle Fred in the Springtime, Uncle Dynamite, Cocktail Time, and Service With a Smile. Known in school as Barmy; for years a younger son, spent twenty of those years in the U.S.: punched cows in Arizona, jerked soda, did a bit of newspaper work, prospected in the Mojave Desert. A sort of elderly Psmith, now sixty if a day and married to an American, Jane, who threatens to skin him with a blunt knife if he strays from Ickenham Hall-particularly to London, which he does whenever her back is turned, and steps high, wide and handsome, acting a youngish 22 (much to Pongo's dismay). By living in the country he generates, as it were, a store of loopiness which expends itself with frightful violence on his rare visits to the center of things. In the late afternoon of his life he retains, together with a juvenile waistline, the bright enthusiasm and fresh, unspoiled outlook of a slightly inebriated undergraduate. A tall, slim, distinguished-looking man with a jaunty moustache and an alert and enterprising eye. Loopy to the tonsils, a longtime friend of Galahad Threepwood (they used to be thrown out of nightclubs together). Inventor of the Ickenham System for speeding the course of true love. Fond of impersonations, which he undertakes whenever his sporting impulse (e.g. in Uncle Fred Flits By) or the plight of young lovers seems to require it- "Help is a thing I am always glad to be of."

Source: Daniel H. Garrison. Who's Who in Wodehouse
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