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Jeeves and the King of Clubs

Jeeves and the King of Clubs

A Novel in Homage to P.G. Wodehouse

What ho! A new Jeeves and Wooster novel, penned in homage to P.G. Wodehouse by bestselling author Ben Schott–in which literature’s favorite gentleman and his gentleman’s personal gentleman become spies in service to the Crown.

The misadventures of P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster and his incomparable valet, Jeeves, have delighted audiences for nearly a century. Now, bestselling author Ben Schott brings this odd couple back to life in a madcap new adventure that is full of the hijinks, entanglements, imbroglios, and Wodehousian wordplay that readers love. And, by Jove, there’s a hook!

In this escapade, the Junior Ganymede Club (Jeeves’s association of butlers and valets) is revealed to be an arm of the British intelligence service. Jeeves must ferret out a Fascist spy, and only his hapless employer can help. Unfolding in the background are school-chum capers, affairs of the heart, drawing-room escapades, antics with aunts, and sartorial set-tos.

Energized by Schott’s effervescent prose, Jeeves and the King of Clubs delights longtime fans and introduces a new audience to the comic joys of these beloved characters.

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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Humorous

On Sale: November 12th 2019

Price: $16.99

Page Count: 320

ISBN-13: 9780316524599

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Praise

One of the Best Books of the Year (Town and Country)
"Schott is a wonderful, exacting mimic: Bertie Wooster and his valet, Jeeves, could almost be mistaken for themselves, their exchanges sparkling and unexpected, giving real verve to this joyful, loving, humble, and worthwhile homage."—USA Today
"P.G. Wodehouse wrote almost 100 novels in his lifetime, but his most indelible contributions to the literary canon are, inarguably, the characters of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves... They are resurrected by British writer Ben Schott... it would be impossible to perfectly capture Wodehouse's particular madhouse charm but Schott comes pretty darn close... a true delight to read"—Vanity Fair
"In Jeeves and the King of Clubs, a fizzy new homage to Wodehouse, Schott infuses Bertie with extra bounce, transforming him from sheer pleasure seeker to shrewd (sort of) secret agent--no wardrobe change necessary... What can explain this contemporary renaissance of the butler and the bachelor? ... It might signal a newfound appreciation of the power of Wodehouse's levity to combat--and outlast--moments in history when affairs have taken on 'a certain menacing trend,' as Jeeves once put it... The pages of Wodehouse contain an 'empire of comic writing on which the sun has never set'... in elevating Bertie Wooster as its staunchest defender, he burnishes the gleam."—New York Times Book Review
"Schott brings it all off in high and hilarious style. Best of all, his wordplay can hold its own with the Master's."—Booklist (starred review)
"Impressive... Schott comes up with Wodehouse caliber metaphors and otherwise expertly channels the master's voice... an essential volume for Wodehouse fans, rounded out with endnotes full of fun historical and literary facts."—Publishers Weekly
"A painstaking facsimile rendered in spun sugar... capable of true Wodehousian flights ... fans longing for more will welcome Schott's homage."—Kirkus
"Impossible to read without grinning idiotically."—Evening Standard (UK)
"[Schott's] sensitivity to the tics and cadences of his characters' speech and ways of being is uncannily acute, and full of the same freshness and resonance of perception as Wodehouse's own style... It vibrates with the spirit and rhythms of [Wodehouse's] heart."—Sunday Times (UK)
"A glorious procession of high jinks."—Sunday Times (UK)
"A smart, often hilarious caper that turns the duo into international spies and reminds us why Wodehouse's characters became beloved in the first place."—Town and Country
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