Aunt Ada Doom’s #CBR5 Review #5: Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse


P.G. Wodehouse has a few sets of characters that he revisits in multiple novels. Code of The Woosters is one of the Jeeves and Wooster books — probably my favorite of the bunch.
In Code of the Woosters, Bertie Wooster and his man Jeeves are dispatched by Wooster’s Aunt Dahlia to pop up to Totleigh Towers and steal a horrendous piece of antique silver — a cow creamer that Wooster’s uncle Tom has his eye on. Sir Watkyn Bassett, the current owner of the cow creamer, is all too savvy to Wooster’s plans, and warns him that anyone stealing the cow creamer will go to the chokey. On top of that, Sir Watkyn’s daughter Madeline is convinced that Wooster is madly in love with her. At the start of the novel, she is luckily engaged to Wooster’s good friend Gussie, who is on board for her particularly moon-eyed brand of silliness. However, when Wooster reaches Totleigh Towers, he learns that the engagement may be in danger — and he’s the next in line.
That’s where we stand as of about page 29, and I haven’t even gotten to the policeman’s helmet, the leatherbound notebook, or the dog Bartholomew.

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