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A gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse’s much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate.

'Brings the peerless Jeeves and Wooster barrelling back to life' Daily Mail

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 is staying at the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood in Dorset. He 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 – which he doesn’t care for at all.

His predicament is, of course, all in the name of love …

‘A masterpiece … a pitch-perfect undertaking’ Spectator

‘Entirely delightfulFinancial Times

‘Delightfully witty, packed with puns’ Sunday Mirror

‘A polished sparkling genuine fake’ Herald

Reviews

It is a wonderfully happy book.

Guardian

This light-hearted romp is delightfully witty, packed with puns and boasts a few phrases that Wodehouse himself would have deemed top-hole. Splendid stuff.

Sunday Mirror

The finished product resembles, in all but cover, a traditional Wodehousian yarn. Harking back to the summer of 1926, it is a gentle, jolly tale – of farce and mistaken identity, of love lost and found, of cricket matches, village fetes and the eccentric upper classes.

Telegraph

At two memorable moments in Jeeves and the Wedding Bells I did indeed laugh until I cried… Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is a masterpiece… This is a pitch-perfect undertaking: proof, almost a century after his debut, that Jeeves may not be so inimitable after all.

Spectator

The plot is satisfyingly convoluted in the best Wodehouse tradition . . . A genuine addition to my growing Wodehouse collection and there is no higher tribute.

Daily Express

He catches the Wodehousean idiom, periphrasis, surreal similes and bally silliness to a T, all done with love. Please commission a dozen more, Hutchinson.

Literary Review

From the first page of Sebastian Faulks’s entirely delightful book . . . we are transported to Wodehouse land. All the details, of plot, of character, and of setting, are lovingly drawn. The hours spent reading Jeeves and the Wedding Bells are pure pleasure.

Financial Times

Faulks has caught the mood and the dialogue perfectly

Sunday Express

The plot is just as twisty and absurd as you’d want . . . Credit to old Faulks. I’d like to see someone try to do this better.

Observer

I was soon laughing out loud and occasionally forgetting this wasn’t the real thing . . . this is a top-hole treat.

Mail on Sunday

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099588979

    September 1, 2014

    Arrow

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Audio CD

    9781846573880

    November 15, 2013

    Audiobooks

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781448184972

    November 7, 2013

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

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