Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bertie and Jeeves are Back: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks

Woody, one of Bertie's pals is in trouble. Amelia, the girl he loves, doesn't want anything to do with him because she thinks he's been flirting with other girls. Her father feels the same way because he doesn't have enough money. Bertie and Jeeves to the rescue. They connive to become members of the house party at Amelia's family estate. The estate is in financial difficulties and Amelia's father is looking for a good marriage either for Amelia or her cousin, Georgiana, to put things right. Georgiana's perspective bridegroom is a member of the party as are his parents, but somehow she doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Bertie thinks she's quite a girl, but, naturally, she couldn't be interested in him.

I enjoyed the reappearance of Wooster and Jeeves. Faulks has done an admiral job creating a book very close to the originals. A serious connoisseur may find fault, but it's a fun read. Some of the scenes are hilarious, others not so much. I think American readers will have trouble following the cricket match. I did.

I recommend this book if you're a Wooster and Jeeves fan. If you're not, it's a good time to get acquainted.

I reviewed this book for Amazon Vine