This is my review of the book Jeeves in the Offing, by P G Wodehouse, which I read recently. The book is the ongoing saga of Bertie Wooster, and his family and friends. It starts with him reading about his engagement and forthcoming wedding to Bobbie Wickham in the Times. The only trouble is that this is the first he has heard about it, and he needs to investigate what is happening.
To do this he goes off to Brinkley Court, his Aunt Dehlia's house. Sadly it is time for Jeeves to have his annual summer holiday at Herne Bay, so he has to go on his own.
When he gets to Brinkley he finds to his horror that the butler there has transformed into Sir Roderick Glossop, the famous brain surgeon, on undercover work. Also his awful former headmaster is around, as he is going to award the prizes at the local school – the Market Snodbury Grammar School. This bring back terrible thoughts of a previous prize giving for Bertie.
Things go terribly wrong and the only way out seems to be to go off to Herne Bay and get Jeeves. Stop him doing his shrimping and let him come up with a way out of the mess. Sadly for Bertie the easiest way of doing this is not the most comfortable for him.
Good fun, though a little formulaic. I think I will leave it for a while before I read any more of the series.
This was book 21 week 16 fiction 18 (3 on audio) non fiction 2
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