'This homage to P.G. Wodehouse is so good ... a masterpiece in every sense' Mail
'Splendid stuff' Sunday Times
The Drones club's in peril. Gussie's in love. Spode's on the warpath. Oh, and His Majesty's Government needs a favour. I say - it's a good thing Bertie's back!
One man - and his Gentleman's Personal Gentleman - valiantly set out to save the Drones, thwart Spode and nobly assist His Majesty's Government.
From the mean streets of Mayfair to the scheming spires of Cambridge we encounter a joyous cast of characters: chiselling painters and criminal bookies, eccentric philosophers and dodgy clairvoyantes, appalling poets and pocket dictators, vexatious aunts and their vicious hounds.
Replete with a Times crossword, and classic Schottian endnotes, you hold in your hands the most blissfully entertaining means to while away an idle hour or two.
P.G. Wodehouse has long been a panacea for the woes of the world... have we ever needed a new Jeeves and Wooster more?
'Peerless in its wit, elegance and silliness.' Evening Standard BOOKS OF THE YEAR on Jeeves and the King of Clubs
'A tonic for these testing times.' Eithne Farry, Sunday Express
'Very stylish, clever and funny.' Gyles Brandreth
Schott's second authorized P.G. Wodehouse homage (after Jeeves and the King of Clubs) again successfully recreates the drily humorous voice of amiable doofus Bertie Wooster, who, as always, relies on his genius manservant, Reginald Jeeves, to help him out of numerous difficulties. Here, those challenges include averting the financial catastrophe facing Bertie's London club, the Drones, as well as the machinations of Bertie's least-favorite aunt, Agatha Gregson, who is plotting to marry off her nephew and end Jeeves's employment. In the prior volume, Schott revealed how Jeeves's club, the Junior Ganymede, was a cover for British intelligence, and Bertie is again called upon to help in thwarting the political ambitions of fascist Roderick Spode. Schott makes that idea plausible, along with a subplot involving love interest Iona MacAuslan, who appreciates Bertie's irrepressible good nature and commitment to helping a friend in need, even if that means impersonating a cleric and a fortune-teller. Wodehouse's droll byplay between master and servant is also emulated well; in response to Bertie's affinity for a garish wallpaper design, Jeeves asks, "Should a bedroom be the locus of tumult, sir?" While Schott is less adept at crafting the intricate, intertwined plotlines of the originals, he mostly succeeds at keeping his many plates spinning. This'll be a hoot for Wodehouse fans.