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Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen (Jeeves, #15)

By P.G. Wodehouse

Rating: 5 stars

Following doctor’s orders, Bertie Wooster decides to spend some time in the country, taking lots of country air and fewer martinis. Unfortunately, he doesn’t reckon on the machinations of his Aunt Dahlia nor the amount of trouble that a cat could cause for him. Throw in a pair of antagonistic racehorse owners, a slightly loopy colonial explorer and the usual star-crossed lovers and you’ve got the makings of a classic Jeeves and Wooster novel.

I’ve not found a bad word to say about any Jeeves and Wooster novel I’ve read to date, and this one certainly doesn’t break that track record. Perhaps it’s a little more predictable, being one of the later novels, or maybe it’s just that I’m not familiar with how a Jeeves novel works, but it’s no less delightful for that. Bertie is as dopey as ever and can’t seem to shake his bad habit of finding himself getting engaged to unsuitable girls, leaving it up to Jeeves to rescue him from the predicament.

Book details

ISBN: 9780140041927
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year of publication: 1974

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