Agatha Gregson

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Agatha Gregson, née Wooster, later Lady Worplesdon, is a fictional character created by P. G. Wodehouse. Aunt Agatha, as she is best known, is the most bossy of the three aunts of Bertie Wooster referred to in Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster. She is fearsome, strong-willed, and buxom, and is always trying to get Bertie married off, usually without much success. She is known as the 'nephew-crusher'. Bertie would avoid her if he possibly could, but far too often finds himself bent to her indomitable will.

Agatha had at first been engaged to Percy Craye, though upon reading in the papers of his behavior at a Covent Garden ball, she had broken it off. She is married to Spenser Gregson for most of the Wodehouse canon, though he dies in time for her to marry Craye, who had by then become Earl of Worplesdon, in Joy in the Morning; thereupon she becomes Lady Worplesdon. She has one son, Thomas Gregson.


Descriptions of Aunt Agatha given by Bertie

  • 'My Aunt Agatha, the one who chews broken bottles and kills rats with her teeth.'
  • 'Aunt Agatha, who eats broken bottles and wears barbed wire next to the skin.'
  • 'When Aunt Agatha wants you to do a thing you do it, or else you find yourself wondering why those fellows in the olden days made such a fuss when they had trouble with the Spanish Inquisition.'
  • 'Aunt Agatha, the one who kills rats with her teeth and devours her young.'
  • 'My Aunt Agatha who eats broken bottles and is strongly suspected of turning into a werewolf at the time of the full moon.'


External Resource

é*PG Wodehouse Resource Site (http://www.pgwodehousebooks.com/)

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