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Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

Ebook edition released 05/11/2013

by Sebastian Faulks

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Historical fiction eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

One of our Books of the Year 2014.

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.

Sarah Broadhurst

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells Synopsis

Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)-return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks. P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly sixty years, from their first appearance in 1915 ("e;Extricating Young Gussie"e;) to his final completed novel (Aunts Aren't Gentlemen) in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike. Now, forty years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings these two back to life for their legion of fans. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the recent engagement of one Georgina Meadowes to someone not named Wooster, agrees to "e;help"e; his old friend Peregrine "e;Woody"e; Beeching, whose own romance is foundering. That this means an outing to Dorset, away from an impending visit from Aunt Agatha, is merely an extra benefit. Almost immediately, things go awry and the simple plan quickly becomes complicated. Jeeves ends up impersonating one Lord Etringham, while Bertie pretends to be Jeeves' manservant "e;Wilberforce,"e;-and this all happens under the same roof as the now affianced Ms. Meadowes. From there the plot becomes even more hilarious and convoluted, in a brilliantly conceived, seamlessly written comic work worthy of the master himself.A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781427237781
Publication date: 5th November 2013
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Macmillan Audio Macmillan Audio
Format: Ebook
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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