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Carry On, Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster) by P.G. Wodehouse

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List Price: £8.99

 

Paperback: 288 Pages.

Published: 01 May 2008 by Arrow

Edition: paperback / softback

ISBN: 0099513692

EAN: 9780099513698

These marvellous stories introduce us to Jeeves, whose first ever duty is to cure Bertie's raging hangover ("If you would drink this, Sir... it is a little preparation of my own invention. It is the Worcester Sauce that gives it its colour. The raw egg makes it nutritious. The red pepper gives it its bite. Gentlemen have told me they have found it extremely invigorating after a late evening"). And from that moment, one of the funniest, sharpest and most touching partnerships in English literature never looks back... Format izdaniya: 13 sm h 19,5 sm.

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4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Great Fun

I last read a Jeeves and Wooster book back in my teens - a long time ago. I was slightly wary about revisiting them in case they weren't the same. I shouldn't have worried, however, Jeeves and Wooster were just the same and I very much enjoyed revisting them.

Bertie Wooster is a man of leisure who enjoys spending his time eating out and visiting clubs with his friends. To be honest he isn't the brightest spark in the bonfire and I never cease to be amazed that his many friends come to him for help. Thankfully Jeeves appears on the scene. That very efficient, clever and resourceful butler/valet who very successfully gets Bertie and his friends out of the most terrible scrapes - sometimes even before they know they are in them! Jeeves and Wooster are each wonderful characters in their own right. You can't help loving Bertie Wooster - he means so well and comes up with the most harebrained plans to help out his friends. You have to wonder how on earth he coped before Jeeves came along!

There is no doubt that the stories are rather unlikely........ok, I admit it, more unlikely than that. However, this world of Jeeves and Wooster is a fictional bubble which you need to enter and explore with no attempt to attach it to reality. Just sit back, relax and be prepared to smile at the ridiculous scrapes of Bertie Wooster and smile again when you realise that Jeeves has not only got them out of the scrape but got his own way on which sort of shirts Wooster should be wearing!!

 
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