Jeeves and the King of Clubs
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Jeeves and the King of Clubs

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'Peerless in its wit, elegance and silliness.' Evening Standard BOOKS OF THE YEAR

`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

`Brilliant . . . tale of spies and state secrets. This is P.G. for the Brexit era . . . Hilarious . . . [a] joyous and thoughtful tribute.' Sophie Ratcliffe, TLS

`Remarkably good . . . in its similes, pace and general zing, this yarn is eerily Wodehousian.' Quentin Letts, Daily Mail BOOKS OF THE YEAR

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 31mm | 437g
  • Hutchinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786331438
  • 9781786331434
  • 1,396

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"Remarkably good… in its similes, pace and general zing, this yarn is eerily Wodehousian. Blisteringly well done."
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"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 * "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 * "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." * Observer * "A most thrilling return of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster." * Sunday Times * "Impossible to read without grinning idiotically. Tinkety-tonk!" -- Mark Sanderson * Evening Standard * "A glorious procession of high jinks" -- Louis Wise * Sunday Times * "Highly recommended" * Daily Express * "Remarkably good... in its similes, pace and general zing, this yarn is eerily Wodehousian. Blisteringly well done." -- Quentin Letts * Daily Mail * "A true delight." * Vanity Fair * "A fizzy new homage... Schott burnishes the gleam." * New York Times * "Glorious . . . undeniably an impressive, hugely enjoyable feat of ventriloquism." -- Christmas Books * Country Life Magazine * "It is hard not to warm to this hugely entertaining homage." * Mail on Sunday * "This joyous and thoughtful tribute leaves you wanting more." -- Sophie Ratcliffe * TLS * "By Jove! It's a ripping old yarn... Dashed agreeably close to the master." * Daily Mail *
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About Ben Schott

Ben Schott is the author of Schott's Original Miscellany and Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany. A photographer, designer and miscellanist he lives in London, and divides his time between Highgate and the British Library.
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