Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

by Sebastian Faulks

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Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014.

This is Sebastian Faulks’ homage to P G Wodehouse and a very fine one it is too.  Faulks captures the Wodehouse spirit in a knowing and sympathetic way.  The characters are varied and delicious, like luxurious chocolate.  The plot skips along without missing a beat and the twists and turns have you rooting for Bertie Wooster and Jeeves all along the country miles and fraudulent games in the pursuit of the lovely Amelia, whose father, Sir Henry Hackwood, is in a spot of bother.  Naturally the plot is convoluted with every character playing for their own ends except, of course, our righteous Bertie.  This is classic stuff which Wodehouse fans will delight in.

 

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Jeeves and the Wedding Bells Synopsis

This is a gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse's much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate. Bertie Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable soujourn in Cannes, finds himself at the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood in Dorset. Bertie is more than familiar with the country house set-up: he is a veteran of the cocktail hour and, thanks to Jeeves, his gentleman's personal gentleman, is never less than immaculately dressed. On this occasion, however, it is Jeeves who is to be seen in the drawing room while Bertie finds himself below stairs - and he doesn't care for it at all. Love, as so often, is at the root of the confusion. Bertie, you see, has met Georgiana on the Cote d'Azur. And though she is clever and he has a reputation for foolish engagements, it looks as though this could be the real thing. However, Georgiana is the ward of Sir Henry Hackwood and, in order to maintain his beloved Melbury Hall, the impoverished Sir Henry has struck a deal that would see Georgiana becoming Mrs Rupert Venables. Meanwhile, Peregrine 'Woody' Beeching, one of Bertie's oldest chums, is desperate to regain the trust of his fiancee Amelia, Sir Henry's tennis-mad daughter. But why would this necessitate Bertie having to pass himself off as a servant when he has never so much as made a cup of tea? Could it be that the ever-loyal, Spinoza-loving Jeeves has an ulterior motive? Evoking the sunlit days of a time gone by, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is a delightfully witty story of mistaken identity, a midsummer village festival, a cricket match and love triumphant.

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ISBN: 9780091954048
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780091954048
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
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About Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born and brought up in Newbury, Berkshire. He worked in journalism before starting to write books. He is best known for the French trilogy, The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray (1989-1997) and is also the author of a triple biography, The Fatal Englishman (1996); a small book of literary parodies, Pistache (2006); and the novels Human Traces (2005) and Engleby (2007). He lives in London with his wife and their three children. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1993 and appointed CBE for services to literature in 2002. He lives in London with ...

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