This is Ben Schott’s second authorised homage to the inimitable pair of Jeeves and Wooster, following on from 2018’s Jeeves and The King of Clubs. Here we find the Drones Club on the verge of catastrophe, in dire financial straits, while the fascist figurehead Roderick Spode rears his ugly head once more. Worst of all, Bertie’s least favourite aunt is attempting to marry off her nephew and bring an end to Jeeves’ employment. Can one man and his valet save the government, come to the rescue of the Drones and cunningly sidestep the threat of impending nuptials – well, what do you think…Schott does a fine job of emulating the dryly humorous byplay between master and servant, and manages to keep all the plates of the various sub-plots just about spinning. This clever, well written novel won’t disappoint fans of one of literature’s great double acts, and certainly captures and keeps alive the spirit of the originals.
Length of Read:Medium
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
The original novels.
One thing you’ve learned
What better antidote to these troubled times than to slip away and spend a couple of hours in the world of Jeeves and Wooster.