THE RETURN OF JEEVES by P. G. Wodehouse

THE RETURN OF JEEVES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

That Ornament to Society, that well-bred statue, that stately, impassive, polished and shimmering butler is back again and works his wiles to pull William Egerton Bamfylde Ossingham Belfry, 9th Earl of Towcester (Toaster) out of more than one pickle (some pretty). Mrs. Spottsworth, American widow leaning towards the purchase of Towcester Abbey; old Bill engaged to Jill but having known the widow in her earlier marriage; old Bill, with Jeeves' connivance, working as a Silver Ring book- maker and having welched on a bet of Captain Biggar's; the Captain, his heart long since stolen by the widow, yearning to wreak his vengeance on Honest Patch Perkins (Bill); the matter of the widow's pendant (quite a mite) which is to be stolen and risked on the Derby --and you can see that Jeeves has his hands full in keeping this frying pan from needing the fire department. Don't look now but your head is swimming.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1954
Publisher: Simon & Schuster