15/04/2000

The Inimitable Jeeves (by P G Wodehouse)

I do like PG Wodehouse's writing, and particularly his 'Jeeves' books, featuring the slightly gormless (but always charming and generous) upper-class Bertie Wooster, and his intelligent (if somewhat manipulative) valet Jeeves.

In 'The Inimitable Jeeves', Bertie is entangled in his friend Bingo's romantic life. As always, he tries to help out, assisted by Jeeves.

This is the book where Bertie attempts to soften Bingo's uncle's heart by taking on an unlikely impersonation, and it's also the one containing the famous 'Great Sermon Handicap'.

Brilliantly funny in places, and wonderful to read aloud to older children or teenagers.

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