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Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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May 22, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: p-g-wodehouse
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‘Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves’ carries on the saga starting with ‘Right Ho, Jeeves’ and continuing through ‘The Code of the Woosters’, ‘The Mating Season’ and ‘Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit’. The same cast of characters are reassembled at TotleighTowers the ancestral home of Sir Watkyn Bassett father of Madeline Basset whom is yet again estranged to her fiancé Gussie Fink-Nottle. Once the engagement is under the cosh, Bertie and Jeeves are summand to restore the larch to the thorn and God to the heavens. Matters are not helped by the further complication of the engagement of Madeline’s cousin ‘Stiffy’ Byng to the local Curate ‘Stinker’ Pinker and that they require Sir Watkyn to give Stinker the Vicarage that is in his gift in order for the banns to be read. Also present is Wodehouse’s most unfortunate Character, one Roderick Spode recently ascended to the title Lord Sidcup.

Gussie on being pushed to far by having to become vegetarian to curry favour with Madeline elopes with the cook and Jeeves must find away to prevent Madeline from marrying Bertie as the old standby whilst setting up Stinker up with a vicarage. He eventually brings about a fantastic conclusion with the un-witted assistance of Major Plank whom had previously conspired with Uncle Fred in ‘Uncle Dynamite’.

And so Wodehouse, again, leaves us in the best of all possible worlds with God in his heaven.

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