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    Jeeves and the Wedding Bells (Hardback) By (author) Sebastian Faulks

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    DescriptionThis is 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, recently returned from a very pleasurable soujourn in Cannes, finds himself at the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood in Dorset. Bertie 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 - and he doesn't care for it at all. Love, as so often, is at the root of the confusion. Bertie, you see, has met Georgiana on the Cote d'Azur. And though she is clever and he has a reputation for foolish engagements, it looks as though this could be the real thing. However, Georgiana is the ward of Sir Henry Hackwood and, in order to maintain his beloved Melbury Hall, the impoverished Sir Henry has struck a deal that would see Georgiana becoming Mrs Rupert Venables. Meanwhile, Peregrine 'Woody' Beeching, one of Bertie's oldest chums, is desperate to regain the trust of his fiancee Amelia, Sir Henry's tennis-mad daughter. But why would this necessitate Bertie having to pass himself off as a servant when he has never so much as made a cup of tea? Could it be that the ever-loyal, Spinoza-loving Jeeves has an ulterior motive? Evoking the sunlit days of a time gone by, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is a delightfully witty story of mistaken identity, a midsummer village festival, a cricket match and love triumphant. "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. Faulks' plot is bang on-message. Faulks captures perfectly both the tone and the spirit of Wodehouse's originals. This is a pitch-perfect undertaking: proof, almost a century after his debut, that Jeeves may not be so inimitable after all". (Matthew Dennison, The Spectator).


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    Title
    Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sebastian Faulks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 410 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091954048
    ISBN 10: 0091954045
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
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    DC23: 823.92
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Hutchinson
    Publication date
    07 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sebastian Faulks's books include the number one bestseller A Week in December, A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Charlotte Gray and Birdsong, which has sold more than three million copies. In 2011 he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for BBC Two.
    Review quote
    "It is a wonderfully happy book." Guardian "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 "Faulks exhibits a highly developed sense of the speech patterns with which their creator originally characterised Bertie Wooster and Jeeves... As well as his propensity for la mot juste Faulks also captures the essence of the relationship between the gentleman and his personal gentleman... 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