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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hutchinson (7 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091954045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091954048
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.9 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. His French trilogy - The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray (1989-1997) - established him in the front rank of British novelists. UK sales of Birdsong exceed 2,500,000 copies, and for this novel he was named "Author of the Year" by the British Book Awards in 1995. It is regularly voted one of the nation's favourite books. Charlotte Gray has also sold over a million copies and was filmed with Cate Blanchett in the main part.

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"It is a wonderfully happy book." (Guardian)

"This light-hearted romp is delightfully witty, packed with puns and boasts a few phrases that Wodehouse himself would have deemed top-hole. Splendid stuff." (Sunday Mirror)

"The finished product resembles, in all but cover, a traditional Wodehousian yarn. Harking back to the summer of 1926, it is a gentle, jolly tale – of farce and mistaken identity, of love lost and found, of cricket matches, village fetes and the eccentric upper classes." (Telegraph)

"At two memorable moments in Jeeves and the Wedding Bells I did indeed laugh until I cried… Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is a masterpiece… This is a pitch-perfect undertaking: proof, almost a century after his debut, that Jeeves may not be so inimitable after all." (Spectator)

"The plot is satisfyingly convoluted in the best Wodehouse tradition . . . A genuine addition to my growing Wodehouse collection and there is no higher tribute." (Daily Express)

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A gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse’s much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate.

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67 of 70 people found the following review helpful By John Ironmonger on 8 Nov 2013
Format: Hardcover
I should declare an interest. No - I don't know Sebastian Faulks. No - we don't share a publisher - and no - he's never reviewed any of my books. My interest is simple. I'm a P.G.Wodehouse fan. Specifically I'm huge devotee of the Jeeves books. I was therefore solidly in the folded-arms/outraged-that-anyone-should-try-to-imitate-the-master camp, and I bought this book at an airport bookstall simply to confirm my fears that the publishing world had taken leave of its senses. No one, I believed, could ever hope to do anything more than an embarrassing pastiche of Wodehouse's unique style. No one could hope to capture the gentle buffoonery of Bertram Wooster's narrative voice. No one in the Twenty First Century could re-create the gentle country-house farce, could mix allusions from Hymns A&M with Shakespeare and Spinoza, or could nail the affectionate repartee between Jeeves and Wooster.
I was wrong.
It's a coincidence that the last book I reviewed was the new Asterix volume - the first officially sanctioned story by a new writer and illustrator. I gave that a warmish welcome. But frankly, they had a much easier task than Faulks. B Wooster is a much more slippery fish to land than Asterix and Obelix. The almost unbelievable news is that Faulks carries it off with extraordinary aplomb. I was waiting for the lines that would jar or the situation that would affront - and they never came. Within pages you're forced to forget that this isn't Wodehouse, and it isn't an undiscovered volume that you discovered in a dusty second hand book shop. If anything - and it almost pains me to say this - Faulks has improved on the master. I know. I know.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Don Davis on 11 Nov 2013
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Like other reviewers who are devoted fans of The Master, I was highly sceptical when I first heard about Mr Faulk's endeavour, and my first reaction was "How dare they!" But encouraged by some favourable reviews, I decided to give it a go, and I readily admit to being converted. This is not a parody or a pastiche, nor is it simply a reworking of chunks lifted from Plum's original work; it is an entertaining read in its own right, with an original and well developed plot full of typical Wodehouse twists and misunderstandings, masterly use of English throughout - including some very happy turns of phrase that I'm sure Plum himself would have admired and envied - and characters that in my view remain very faithful to the Master's creations.

Another reviewer commented that it was like reading a hitherto undiscovered Wodehouse, and I felt the same; there were times I had to remind myself that it wasn't. I set myself three critical tests:

(i) Did the characters (chiefly Jeeves and Bertie) jar with the characters I had come to know and love, bearing in mind I have read and re-read the entire Wodehouse canon many times over the past 35 years? Well, at one point Bertie mentions the swimming pool at the Drones with the rings over it, but doesn't refer to the time he was forced to take an unexpected plunge into the bath because a fiend had tied the last ring back; I doubt Bertie would have missed the opportunity to vent his perennial grievance over the incident! However, the fact that this one point stood out sharply to me is a measure of how the rest of the time Mr Faulks' characterisations were spot on.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on 21 Nov 2013
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Jeeves!
Sir?
That manuscript I left on the hall table for you last night?
I have flicked through it, sir.
And?
The style is pleasing, sir, but the author appears to have an imperfect grasp of our essential relationship.
You mean - it floats but it seldom flies?
Yes sir, as the poet says -
Never mind what the poet says, Jeeves. Save him for later! This is Amazon - they like short pithy - if pithy is the word I'm thinking of - reviews.
Yes, sir.
So four stars will suffice?
Precisely, sir.
Thank you, Jeeves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nigeyb on 15 July 2014
Format: Hardcover
Sebastian Faulks, in the book's introduction, describes this book as "a tribute" by "a fan" and not "an imitation".

For my money, and as a fellow P.G. Wodehouse fan, I'd say Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is every bit as good as the real thing. Sebastian Faulks is to be congratulated for pulling off the perfect homage.

I smiled, chuckled and on a couple of occasions guffawed, through this charming Jeeves and Wooster story.

P.G. Wodehouse would have approved I'm sure. Jeeves and the Wedding Bells reminds me how much I love the work of P.G. Wodehouse and inspires me to get reading and rereading his books. There is no higher praise.

As you may now, P.G. Wodehouse won the Mark Twain Medal in 1936 for "having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world". Sebastian Faulks has now further added to the happiness of the world with Jeeves and the Wedding Bells.
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