Not for the first time, Bertie Wooster is in the soup. On this occasion, the problem concerns a certain cow-creamer, that should have belonged to Uncle Tom, but, with the use of trickery, was purchased by Sir Watkyn Bassett. Aunt Dahlia insists that Bertie steal it back, but Sir Watkyn and his companion Roderick Spode are on to him. To make matters worse, Stephanie Byng also has an ingenious plot to endear her fiance to her uncle (none other than Sir Watkyn) that entails Bertie stealing the cow-creamer. And she's willing to blackmail Bertie to do it. Damned if he does the deed and damned if he doesn't (or rather beaten to a pulp by Spode), Bertie needs Jeeves's assistance more desperately than ever.
'What can one say about Wodehouse? He exhausts superlatives.'
Stephen Fry, Mail on Sunday
- Publication Date:
- 30 / 09 / 1999
- 129 x 198mm