Joy in the Morning by P.G. Wodehouse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a PG Wodehouse classic with absolutely crazy sub-plots and whacky dialogue! It is Bertie Wooster again with his enterprising butler Jeeves.
Bertie was once engaged to Florence Craye and she finds him at a bookshop holding her book. This causes her to be overjoyed and see Bertie in a good light again. Lord Percy looks to Jeeves for advise to conduct a business meeting in discretion. Jeeves proposes Bertie rent a cottage Wee Nook which is in close proximity to Bumleigh Hall where Florence and her father Lord Percy & his Aunt Agatha stay. Bertie lands up at Wee Nook hoping to earn to good name from Lord Percy. He also finds out that Florence is now engaged to Stilton Cheesewright who is not exactly happy after hearing of Bertie’s past engagement. There are also Nobby and Bertie’s friend George Fittleworth wanting to be married, in the mix of things, to add to the crowd of madness.
There are various crazy sub-plots to follow including one in which Bertie is to insult Lord Percy with Nobby to emerge as the saviour. Florence and Stilton quarrel, and she declares her intent to get engaged to Bertie again. There is a fancy dress party ball with lots of confusion, and then all sorts of mix-ups.
Joy in the morning is sure to deliver smiles and laughs at any time of the day! Among his best books!
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