Jeeves and the Impending Doom: Pocket Penguins Paperback – 6 May 2005
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About the Author
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born in Guildford, 1881, and educated at Dulwich University. After a brief period working for Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Wodehouse commenced writing and subsequently produced about a hundred books, co-authored fifteen straight plays and wrote 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. Jeeves, the ever resourceful 'gentleman's personal gentleman' and the good hearted young blunderer Bertie Wooster, are two of his best known creations. Wodehouse died in 1975, having been made a Knight of the British Empire earlier that year. To this day Wodehouse has one of the largest backlists in Penguin.
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For the price I can't argue the case to buy this book strongly enough... think of all those times on a train / bus / plane you could be chcking away to yourself with this little gem.
So this slim volume contains two stories both taken from a 1930 collection `Very Good, Jeeves' which was first published by Penguin in 1957.
In the title story Jeeves saves Bertie from gaining game full employment with Mr Filmer, the Cabinet Minister. Wodehouse's description of Mr Filmer is priceless `The Right Hon. Was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say `When!''.
In `Jeeves and the Song of Songs' Jeeves extracts Bertie's pal Tuppy Glossop from an unfortunate engagement to operatic singer Cora Bellinger as he has fallen in love with Bertie's cousin Angela.
A perfect introduction for anyone not already familiar with Wodehouse's greatest comic creations.