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Jeeves and the Leap of Faith

Ben Schott



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04 December 2020
'This homage to P.G. Wodehouse is so good ... a masterpiece in every sense' Mail

The Drones club's in peril. Gussie's in love. Spode's on the warpath. Oh, and His Majesty's Government needs a favour. I say - it's a good thing Bertie's back!

One man - and his Gentleman's Personal Gentleman - valiantly set out to save the Drones, thwart Spode and nobly assist His Majesty's Government.From the mean streets of Mayfair to the scheming spires of Cambridge we encounter a joyous cast of characters- chiselling painters and criminal bookies, eccentric philosophers and dodgy clairvoyantes, appalling poets and pocket dictators, vexatious aunts and their vicious hounds.

Replete with a Times crossword, and classic Schottian endnotes, you hold in your hands the most blissfully entertaining means to while away an idle hour or two.P.G. Wodehouse has long been a panacea for the woes of the world... have we ever needed a new Jeeves and Wooster more?

'Peerless in its wit, elegance and silliness.' Evening Standard BOOKS OF THE YEAR on Jeeves and the King of Clubs'A tonic for these testing times' Eithne Farry, Sunday Express
By:   Ben Schott
Imprint:   Hutchinson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   349g
ISBN:   9781786331946
ISBN 10:   1786331942
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   04 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Jeeves and the Leap of Faith

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 *

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