Audio performance by Jonathan Cecil
This is the first novel length Bertie and Jeeves book, although there were several story collections published before this one. Woodhouse plots are all much the same. This book has the novelty of Bertie’s passion for the banjolele. Jeeves registers his dislike of the instrument by turning in his notice. Bertie retreats to a country cottage, conveniently situated near the country estate of his dear friend, Chuffy.
I love the word play. I usually enjoy the humor, which in this book revolves around the embarrassing consequences of two characters in black face. Unfortunately, the book contains early 20th century racial stereotyping that is, thankfully, not pc nearly 80 years later.”