Review: Jeeves and the Impending Doom by PG Wodehouse

Released fifteen years ago for Penguin's 70th anniversary, this short volume features two of the funniest Jeeves and Wooster stories. The title story, Jeeves and the Impending Doom focuses on Bertie as he finds himself invited to the formidable Aunt Agatha's residence only to find himself stuck on an island on the grounds with one of his enemies. The second and my personal favourite of the two, Jeeves and the Song of Songs involves a musical night in which Bertie conspires to break up the engagement of Tuppy Glossop and a Miss Bellinger after it becomes apparent that Tuppy has jilted Bertie's cousin in favour of Miss Bellinger. (Although most of Bertie's interference is at the urging of Aunt Dahlia.) It ends, of course, in a most amusing fashion. 

This is a short and fun collection, perfect for old fans and new ones as well. And with the 85th birthday of Penguin Books coming up, one wonders if any new special publications will be released this year.


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