Jeeves in the Offing\Wo bleibt Jeeves, englische Ausgabe
This is a Jeeves and Wooster novel. Jeeves is on holiday in Herne
Bay, and while he's away the world caves in on Bertie Wooster.
For a start, he's astonished to read in "The Times"
of his engagement to the mercurial Bobbie Wickham. Then at Brinkley
Court, his Aunt Dahlia's establishment, he finds his awful
former head master in attendance ready to award the prizes at
Market Snodsbury Grammar School. And finally the Brinkley butler
turns out for reasons of his own to be Bertie's nemesis in
disguise, the brain surgeon Sir Roderick Glossop. With all
occasions informing against him, Bertie has to hightail it to Herne
Bay to liberate Jeeves from his shrimping net. And after that, the
fun really starts.
"It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him" -- John Humphrys "For as long as I'm immersed in a P.G. Wodehouse book, it's possible to keep the real world at bay and live in a far, far nicer, funnier one where happy endings are the order of the day" -- Marian Keyes "Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already" -- Lynne Truss "The incomparable and timeless genius - perfect for readers of all ages, shapes and sizes!" -- Kate Mosse "Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists" -- Susan Hill
The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies, and at one stage had five shows running simultaneously on Broadway. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue Knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.