Synopses & Reviews
When Jeeves returns from his annual shrimping holiday in Bognor Regis, he's in for a few surprises. Down at Brinkley Court, Aunt Dahlia is trying to persuade the publishing magnate L.G. Trotter to buy her magazine, M'Lady's Boudoir. Trotter's nephew, the whiskered Percy Gorringe, is head over heels about Florence Craye, whose engagement to Stilton Cheesewright has just been called off. Florence is convinced that Bertie wants to marry her and Stilton wants to break his spine in six places. To top it all off, there is ill-feeling in the Wooster home over Bertie's attempts to grow a moustache! What ho, Jeeves!
When Bertie Wooster goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court and unexpectedly becomes engaged to the imperious Lady Florence Craye, disaster threatens from all sides.While Florence tries to cultivate Bertie's mind, her former fiance, hefty ex-policeman "Stilton" Cheesewright, threatens to beat his body to a pulp, and her new admirer, the bleating poet Percy Gorringe, tries to borrow a thousand pounds.To cap it all, there's a jewelry heist; plus, Bertie has incurred the disapproval of Jeeves by growing a mustache. All in all, it's a classic Wodehouse farce.
About the Author
P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was born in Surrey, educated in London, and spent much of his life in Southampton, Long Island, becoming an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books, twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.
Jonathan Cecil's considerable TV and film appearances include The Rector's Wife, Just William, Murder Most Horrid, and As You Like It.