By Jove, this is I fancy the funniest book I've read. I'd never read any Wodehouse books because frankly, I thought, how can something written so long ago be funny today? Comedy goes out of date, and who wants to read about stuffy old toffs in the 1930's? Well... I was surprised at how well it stands. Yes, it is dated in that it's set in a time where attitudes were different from ours today, but that's no barrier to the enjoyment of this book. This is the perfect example of tightly plotted farce with exquisite dialogue -- page 170 had me laughing out loud on the tube. The influence of Wodehouse on comedy is obvious: Fawlty Towers, Douglas Adams, Blackadder -- even Frasier, have echoes of the style. They all owe a debt to the man. A master of the form. A joyous gem, I look forward to reading more in the future.