This is Wodehouse at his comic best. The set-pieces, of which there are several, are an absolute delight. Watch out for Bulpitt having his false teeth knocked out and the serial stealing of chaps' clothes. Joe Vanringham is indeed one of Wodehouse's most wonderful buzzers. The Princess von and zu Dwornitzchek s the most atypical Wodehouse anti- heroine but she is beautifully done and brings a chill and an edge to this otherwise most sunny of novels. Joe V.'s love for Jane is also, disconcertingly, rather touching, especially towards the end, when he believes it has reached an impasse. Marvellously constructed, as is usual for Wodehouse in his golden period, and compulsively readable. NB In some ways the novel resembles Hot Water and Money in the Bank, which are also favourites of mine.