5 July 2012

Right ho, Jeeves – P. G. Wodehouse

I’ve yet to find anyone who doesn’t think that Wodehouse is a fantastic author. He is able, with apparent ease, to translate the spirit of the 1920’s directly from his mind to the page through the loveable Bertie Wooster and his intelligent and sought after butler Jeeves.

This book was no exception. 

I love the way I hear the voices of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie while I'm reading, tribute to a fantabulous tv adaptation!

The story was a string of hilarity as mishap followed mishap, people got engaged and unengaged and the whole was typified by Jeeves and Wooster.

Jeeves the ultimate British Manservant as displayed in the following dialogue;

' "Have you seen Mr Fink-Nottle, Jeeves?"
"No, Sir."
"I'm going to murder him."
"Very good, Sir." '

And the lovable, but bumbling, Bertie who was described by his aunt as 'Somebody who went about strewing ruin and desolation and breaking up homes which, until he came along, had been happy and peaceable.'

This book is definitely worth a read if you like light humour.

Linking up to Speed Date Night @ The Book Swarm.



  1. I have to admit, I've never read Wodehouse. My education is severely lacking. Does it count that I'm putting it on my TBR? I'll pretend it does. Cheers!

    1. He's definitely an author that you need to read at least once, he just wrote so many books. I think my dad has been reading a Wodehouse as his every fourth book for about as long as I can remember, and as I get all his cast-offs I was pretty much destined to read it. I think putting it on your TBR counts :P