Thursday 2 February 2012

The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse - Book Review

Title: The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves # 7)
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd.
Publication Date: 2008 (1938)
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fiction / Humour
Source: Xmas Gift

When Bertie Wooster goes to Totleigh Towers to pour oil on the troubled waters of a lover's breach between Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle, he isn't expecting to see his Aunt Dahlia there - nor to be instructed by her to steal some silver. But purloining the antique cow creamer from under the baleful nose of Sir Watkyn Bassett is the least of Bertie's tasks. He has to restore true love to both Madeline and Gussie and to the Revd Stinker Pinker and Stiffy Byng - and confound the insane ambitions of would-be Dictator Roderick Spode and his Black Shorts. It's a situation that only Jeeves can unravel.... (Book Cover Synopsis)

Ah, P. G. Wodehouse. I actually read some of the Jeeves and Wooster books a number of years ago; back when I first fell in love with the TV series. But it was so long ago, I can't remember which I read and which I didn't, so I am gradually hoping to read all of them again.

This is one of my favourite stories, where Bertie must steal the silver cow creamer. Wodehouse is always such a pleasure to read as his prose is witty and light-hearted with plenty of humour to keep you smiling. It was a joy to follow the exploits of Bertie and Jeeves once more and it was a nice change of pace from some of the other books I've been reading lately.

Good show and I hope to grab some more of the books soon. If you don't know Wodehouse's work, I really can highly recommend it as a light comedic read.


  1. The cow creamer story is one of my favorites too. I have a number of Wodehouse, he's not only one of my favorite writers, but a major influence in my own writing! I love the series as well, what's not to love? Hugh Laurie and Steven Fry! The Blandings series is also hilarious!

    He would be on my list of dead people I wish I could meet and have dinner with! Great blog, Nicki!

  2. I forgot all about this book until I just saw your blog post. I LOVE LOVE this book! This makes me realize I have been reading way too much YA lately!