Ben Schott is the author of Schott's Original Miscellany and its four sequels, which have been translated into twenty-one languages; six volumes of the yearbook Schott's Almanac; and Schottenfreude. He divides his time between London and New York.
A combination of the old and new, done with panache and wit . . . Schott's new novel is a hugely welcome one, and deserves to soar up the Christmas bestseller lists. * The Critic * Ben Schott's second Jeeves novel, capturing PG Wodehouse's style very well, sees hapless Bertie recruited as a spy, more Johnny English than James Bond. * Daily Mirror * Once again pastiche perfect. -- Ian Sansom's book of the year * Times Literary Supplement * [Schott] captures the style of the Master very well indeed. He follows Jeeves And The King of Clubs with a glorious romp . . . a splendidly jolly read. * Daily Express * This homage to P.G. Wodehouse is so good that a blind reading (i.e. a genuine 'Plum' versus Schott's pastiche) would be a tricky call. Everything is in its place: Jeeves shimmers, aunts scheme, Drones drone. Even the style is spot-on: the erudition of Schott's various Miscellanies finds expression as similes and quotations of hilarious ingenuity . . . the sheer luxury, wealth and self-assurance of Bertie's world is brilliantly evoked with all its enviable light-heartedness intact. A masterpiece in every sense. * Daily Mail *