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E and Roderick Spode now raised to the peerage And Major Brabazon Plank the peppery explorer who wants to lay Bertie out coldThank goodness for the intervention of Chief Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard but is this gentleman all he seem PG Wodehouse’s ‘Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves’ was published on the 22nd of March 1963 That’s the very day that The Beatles released their first album ‘Please Please Me’ and exactly the same day John Profumo stood up in The Houses of Parliament to deny having relations with Christine Keener It was the year Kim Philby fled to Moscow the scandalous divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll Harold McMillan’s resignation JFK’s assassination and the first broadcast of ‘Doctor Who’You will find no hint of any of that within the pages of ‘Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves’Unlike other Wodehouse novels of a later vintage where there’s the occasional odd and jarring references to “ doing the ‘rock’n’roll’” this is a novel completely sealed in aspic It’s not set in a particular fixed time a glorious England of the mind where Britannia still very much ruled the waves and that is a magnificent reality destined to last forever and ever It is Wodehouse world and I can think of no soothing sanctuary for the slings and misfortunes of modern lifeWe’re at Totleigh Towers in the company of Gussie Fink Nottle Madeleine Bassett Sir Watkyn Bassett Roderick Spode or Lord Sidcup to give him his new and proper title a colonial old salt of an explorer named Major Brabazon Plank Stinker Pinker Stiffy Byng and her Aberdeen Terrier who – like all of his breed – looks at one “ as if they were in the pulpit of the church of some particularly strict Scottish sect and you were a parishioner of dubious reputation sitting in the front row of the stalls” All very familiar stuff then; while the plot – as one might expect – is full of comic misunderstandings sundered hearts and Bertie goggling for all he’s worthCompared to some of the mastery that went before in the Wooster books this is merely an immensely charming and incredibly funny novel not a work of staggering genius But obviously I’m being unfair as what could possibly match ‘The Code of the Woosters’ or ‘Right Ho Jeeves’? In its own way ‘Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves’ is an absolutely perfect pleasure A contemporaneous novel less concerned with the events of the 1960s it would be difficult to locate but a better antidote to the craziness of the modern world it must surely be impossible to find

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Stiff Upper Lip JeevesA Jeeves and Wooster novelBertie Wooster looks pretty stylish in his new Tyrolean hat or so he thinks others notably Jeeves disagree But when Bertie embarks on an errand of mercy to Totleigh Towers things get uickly out of control and he's go One of the earlier books of the series The Code of the Woosters takes place in Totleigh Towers Sufficient to say after Bertie Wooster was done with the place its inhabitants surely realized their lives were excellent provided our hero stays as far from them as possible From his side Bertie was not too crazy about his experience either So it was no wonder that when his pal 'Stinker' Pinker asked him to go there to help with one of his and his fiancée problems Bertie flatly refused However when Bertie met his other pal Gussie Fink Nottle he realized he cannot afford not to go Gussie was engaged to Madeline who having had the wrong impression the Bertie was madly in love with her promised him that if even her engagement with Gussie would be broken she marries Bertie The latter did his best to prevent this from ever happening but this time Madeline became a hardcore vegetarian I guess vegans did not exist at that time in Great Britain and I am envious This was too much for poor Gussie and I completely understand poor guy One anecdote from my personal experience follows sorry about it My whole life I did not care if I had meat or not for my meal until I had a misfortune to be invited to a vegan party To make a long story short only a great amount of alcohol saved me that time These vegans made me realize life without meat is boring and miserable Coming back to the story Bertie came to Totleigh Towers bringing the usual mayhem with him There were times when I thought even Jeeves would not be able to help poor guy As anybody who read The Code of the Woosters which I mentioned before knows the population of that place consists of colorful and highly amusing characters This time they were all back with the vengeance Two scenes stand up in my mind First the obvious one the reaction of these characters upon seeing Bertie in flesh The second one was Bertie's misadventures with a grandfather's clock when he decided to visit a kitchen at night; it also involved this guy belowBoth made me laugh out loud The rest of the book was uite amusing but not uite on the level with these two parts Speaking about which they absolutely decided the rating 4 stars as opposed to 3 the rest of the books deserveSome random observations at the end Bertie was reading a book by Erle Stanley Gardner This in my opinion showed his good taste in books I was unconditionally on Gussie's side in his great debate on vegetarianism As such I was happy with the way things turned out for him at the end On the related note other person got exactly what he was asking for from an earlier book of the series Amen

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PDF æ BOOK Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves FREE Î HORTICULTURETRADER ✓ ➺ [Reading] ➼ Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves By P.G. Wodehouse ➯ – Horticulturetrader.co.uk A Jeeves and Wooster novelBertie Wooster looks pretty stylish in his new Tyrolean hat or so he thinks others notably Jeeves disagree But wIng to need all the help Jeeves can provide There are good eggs present such as Gussie Fink Nottle and the Rev 'Stinker' Pinker But there also is Sir Watkyn Bassett JP enemy of all the Woosters hold dear to say nothing of his daughter Madelin Gussie's engagement to Madeline is at the breaking point and Bertie is justifiably worried as the girl considers her him her spare tire always waiting for her in the boot of the car and to our intrepid hero marriage to Madeline is a fate worse than death So he has to rush in to patch up the uarrel But this time it's even difficult as Madeline is forcing vegetarianism on Gussie And to complicate matters the would be dictator Roderick Spode is waiting in the wings to tear the man who breaks his childhood sweetheart's heart from limb to limb and dance on the remains with hob nailed boots or pull him inside out and make him swallow himself And the fact that Bertie is widely assumed to be a kleptomaniac on the trail of a statuette owned by Madeline's father doesn't helpWhat is reuired is a stiff upper lip and Jeeves of courseI don't know about Englishmen but I couldn't keep a calm countenance even for a minute while reading this story I was smirking throughout and sometimes rolling around holding my tummyIf laughter is the best medicine this is an overdose