Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning

Paperback - 2011
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"When Lord Worplesdon needs a discreet location to conclude a business merger, Bertie and Jeeves are forced to help by taking a cottage in Steeple Bumpleigh. Unfortunately, mayhem ensues when Edwin, the unhelpful Boy Scout, burns down the cottage. Confronted with Florence Craye, Bertie's pushy ex-fiancée; P. D'Arcy 'Stilton' Cheesewright, Florence's burly current fiancé; and Aunt Agatha, who 'eats broken bottles and conducts human sacrifices by the light of the full moon, ' Jeeves is once again called upon to save Bertie from a reunion with Florence--and from being torn limb from limb by Stilton."--Page [4] of cover.
Published: New York, NY :, W. W. Norton & Company,, 2011.
Copyright Date: ©1973
ISBN: 9780393339444
0393339440
Branch Call Number: F WOD
Characteristics: 264 pages ;,21 cm.

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susanchyn
Aug 27, 2015

In some ways, Bertie and Jeeves are in a time warp-- the language, the classist sensibilities.

Yet the farcical conceits are so ridiculous and so predictably formulaic (in a good way), that Joy in the Morning, like many other titles in this series, entertains.

A sampling: "Winged creatures of the night came bumping into the old face and bumping off again, while others used the back stretches of my neck as a skating rink ..."

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