Early Wodehouse work follows Ashe Marson into the drafty halls of Blandings Castle, where he will try to make 'something new' of his life by purloining a rare Egyptian scarab—all for the best motives, of course. The resultant hilarious romp through a stately English country home in search of the missing piece also introduces other characters who recur throughout the author's Blandings Castle Saga.
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In many ways new, for Wodehouse
In his book before this one (Psmith, Journalist) Wodehouse was reusing old ideas, including characters from his early novels based in boys school. This one has fresh characters and includes the introduction of Blandings Castle and the absent minded Lord Emsworth. The book was apparently also called Something Fresh.