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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409035077
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Code of the Woosters

(Jeeves & Wooster)

‘You don’t analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.’ Stephen Fry

A Jeeves and Wooster novel

When Bertie Wooster goes to Totleigh Towers to pour oil on the troubled waters of a lovers breach between Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle, he isn't expecting to see Aunt Dahlia there – nor to be instructed by her to steal some silver. But purloining the antique cow creamer from under the baleful nose of Sir Watkyn Bassett is the least of Bertie's tasks. He has to restore true love to both Madeline and Gussie and to the Revd Stinker Pinker and Stiffie Byng – and confound the insane ambitions of would-be Dictator Roderick Spode and his Black Shirts. It's a situation that only Jeeves can unravel…

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409035077
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

P.G. Wodehouse

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as ‘Plum’) wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over 73 years. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language.

Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler’s Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club.

In 1936 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for ‘having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world’. He was made a Doctor of Letters by Oxford University in 1939 and in 1975, aged 93, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine’s Day.

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Praise for The Code of the Woosters

“Jeeves, Bertie, Totleigh Towers, Sir Watkyn Bassett, Roderick Spode, Gussie Fink-Nottle, and, of course, the cow-creamer. If you've read it, you'll want to read it again. If you haven't, it's a must. The ultimate holiday indulgence: gloriously funny, blissfully frivolous, overflowing with the joys of summer”

Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph

“Wodehouse was the first to demonstrate that one could float like a butterfly yet sting - as with the poor perisher Spode - like a bee”

Christopher Hitchens

“It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him”

John Humphrys

“For as long as I'm immersed in a P.G. Wodehouse book, it's possible to keep the real world at bay and live in a far, far nicer, funnier one where happy endings are the order of the day”

Marian Keyes

“Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already”

Lynne Truss

“The incomparable and timeless genius - perfect for readers of all ages, shapes and sizes!”

Kate Mosse

“Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists”

Susan Hill

“P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection”

Julian Fellowes

“A genius ... Elusive, delicate but lasting”

Alan Ayckbourn

“Witty and effortlessly fluid. His books are laugh-out-loud funny”

Arabella Weir

“The Wodehouse wit should be registered at Police HQ as a chemical weapon”

Kathy Lette

“The funniest writer ever to put words to paper”

Hugh Laurie

“The greatest comic writer ever”

Douglas Adams

“P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century”

Sebastian Faulks

“Sublime comic genius”

Ben Elton

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