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  • Published: 1 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473565753
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 8 hr 25 min
  • Narrator: James Lance
  • RRP: $19.99

Jeeves and the King of Clubs

Ben Schott follows in the patent-leather footsteps of the great humourist, P.G. Wodehouse and his empire of comic writing.

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Jeeves and the King of Clubs, written by Ben Schott and read by James Lance.

'Impossible to read without grinning idiotically' - Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

Storm clouds loom over Europe. Treason is afoot in the highest social circles. The very security of the nation is in peril. Jeeves, it transpires, has long been an agent of British Intelligence, but now His Majesty's Government must turn to the one man who can help . . . Bertie Wooster.

In this magnificent new homage to P. G. Wodehouse, Ben Schott leads Jeeves and Wooster on an uproarious adventure of espionage through the secret corridors of Whitehall, the sunlit lawns of Brinkley Court, and the private clubs of St James's.

We encounter an unforgettable cast of characters - old and new - including outraged chefs and exasperated aunts, disreputable politicians and gambling bankers, slushy debs and Cockney cabbies, sphinx-like tailors, and sylph-like spies.

There is treachery to be foiled, naturally, but also horses to be backed, auctions to be fixed, engagements to be escaped, madmen to be blackballed, and a new variety of condiment to be cooked up.

Jeeves & the King of Clubs is essential reading for aficionados of The Master, and a perfect introduction to the joys of Jeeves and Wooster for those who have never before dipped their toe.

  • Published: 1 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473565753
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 8 hr 25 min
  • Narrator: James Lance
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Ben Schott

Ben Schott is the author of Schott's Original Miscellany and its four sequels, which have been translated into twenty-one languages; six volumes of the yearbook Schott's Almanac; and Schottenfreude. He divides his time between London and New York.

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Praise for Jeeves and the King of Clubs

Impossible to read without grinning idiotically. Tinkety-tonk!

Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

Schott rises to the occasion with a rebooting of one of literature’s great double acts that captures His Master’s voice and, above all, the famous Wodehouse rhythm... A brilliant conceit: a network of spies in livery, silently watching the movers and shakers.

The Times

A glorious procession of high jinks

Louis Wise, Sunday Times

His sensitivity to the tics and cadences of his characters’ speech and ways of being is uncannily acute, and full of the same freshness and resonance of perception as Wodehouse’s own style. . . it vibrates with the spirit and rhythms of [Wodehouse’s] heart

Matthew Adams, Sunday Times

An amusing and well-written homage to the master . . . Schott excels with a series of similes and metaphors every bit as striking as those Wodehouse came up with. A delight to read.


The cast is a delight, with many characters who will be familiar to Wodehouse aficionados . . . his prose is elegant and charming and he captures the lilt and rhythms of the original . . . a warm, worthy and rollicking tribute.

Literary Review

A book that is so close in spirit and style to the PG Wodehouse originals it’s like the real thing

The Sport

Highly recommended

Daily Express

There are laughs and admirable ingenuity in Schott’s confection

Irish Times

Peerless in its wit, elegance and silliness. It is the most successful homage to PG Wodehouse's Wooster and Jeeves stories to date. The footnotes are a joy of misplaced erudition. More of the same, please.

Robert Fox, Evening Standard, BOOKS OF THE YEAR

This joyous and thoughtful tribute leaves you wanting more.

Sophie Ratcliffe, TLS

Remarkably good… in its similes, pace and general zing, this yarn is eerily Wodehousian. Blisteringly well done.

Quentin Letts, Daily Mail

Top-notch fun.

S magazine

A most thrilling return of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster.

Sunday Times

A true delight.

Vanity Fair

A fizzy new homage... Schott burnishes the gleam.

New York Times

By Jove! It's a ripping old yarn... Dashed agreeably close to the master.

Daily Mail

It is hard not to warm to this hugely entertaining homage.

Mail on Sunday

A hugely enjoyable caper

The Week

Glorious . . . undeniably an impressive, hugely enjoyable feat of ventriloquism.

Christmas Books, Country Life Magazine

Succeeds triumphantly, both as light entertainment and as a tribute to the master

Country & Town House

In his first foray into PG Wodehouse homage/imitation/pastiche (whichever it may be) Schott appeared to hit the Wodehouse target dead on.


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