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Will Bertie escape the gaze of Madeline?
on 19 March 2012
Another gem from the pen of PGW. In this story, Bertie Wooster rallies around to help firstly, his friend Gussie who, thanks to another friend Catsmeat, has been incarcerated. Bertie's motives are not purely driven by his friendship for Gussie, as he fears what will happen if Gussie's fiancee finds out about Gussie's situation and breaks their engagement - given that she is convinced of Bertie's fond feelings for her, it's not surprising Bertie is determined to protect his bachelorhood. Jeeves, of course, is there to assist the young master in his dilemmas.
But of course it's not all as simple as that - add the entanglements of the heart of Corky Pirbright, Catsmeat Pirbright, Esmond Haddock, Officer Dobbs, Queenie the parlourmaid and Gertrude Winkworth, and throw in five dotty aunts, as well as Bertie's formidable Aunt Agatha and Jeeves' uncle Charlie, and you have a typical PGW story - full of fun, fraught with difficulties that seem insurmountable, and all, of course, resolved by the last page with everyone reconciled and Bertie and Jeeves once again at their ease.
As always, totally thoroughly recommended.