A classic Jeeves and Wooster novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century.
Purloining an antique cow creamer under the instruction of the indomitable Aunt Dahlia is the least of Bertie's tasks, for he has to play Cupid while feuding with Spode.
'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran
'Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour.' - Stephen Fry
'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks
'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes
The prose . . . is so gloriously funny you can relish the book over and over again.
Quite possibly the funniest book the master of comedy ever wrote.
A sheer joy to read.
'Anything by PG Wodehouse' was a common response when asking around for people's comfort reads. It's very hard to pick just one, but this - with Roderick Spode, Aunt Dahlia and plenty of sneering at cow creamers - is fairly close to perfection.
It's illegal to put together any list of the funniest books in English without including Wodehouse. [His] incredibly delicate descriptive touch (for example, of a particularly burly character: "as if Nature had intended to make a gorilla, and had changed its mind at the last moment") and sense of timing elevate a country house farce involving a policeman's hat, a cow-creamer and a would-be British fascist leader into something which glows with an effortless, sunny brilliance.