Aunts Arent Gentlemen (Jeeves, #15) – Sharkmotorcyclehelmets.co.uk

A Tome Of Well Mannered High Comedy, From The Unrivaled Master Of The Comedy Of Manners Entertainment WeeklyIn Aunts Aren T Gentlemen Bertie Wooster Withdraws To The Village Of Maiden Eggesford On Doctor S Orders To Sleep The Sleep Of The Just And Lead The Quiet Martini Less LifeOnly The Presence Of The Irrepressible Aunt Dahlia Shatters The Rustic Peace A Classic The Last Book Written By Wodehouse Featuring Bertie And JeevesWith Each Volume Edited And Reset And Printed On Scottish Cream Wove, Acid Free Paper, Sewn And Bound In Cloth, Aunts Aren T Gentlemen And The Rest Of The Wodehouse Novels Published By The Overlook Press Are Elegant Additions To Any Wodehouse Fan S Library


10 thoughts on “Aunts Arent Gentlemen (Jeeves, #15)

  1. says:

    I for one had been corn before his sickle, as the expression went Love Jeeves and Aunt Dahlia Bertie is growing on me slowly like a fungus.


  2. says:

    A case of pink spots on Bertie s chest maybe it s a touch of malaria, who s to say sends him to the country on doctor s orders to rest and relax Rest and relax If you ve ever read a Wodehouse, you know that s not bloody likely.Troublesome aunts, daffy explorers, strong willed dames along with their ardent suitors, crusty landlords, and charming cats all conspire against poor old Bertie Wooster His butler Jeeves seems to be his only ally in this perpetually yet vaguely 1920s, god help us world Wodehouse did it again Well into his Jeeves Wooster series, the insanely prolific writer of the early to mid 20th century churned out another quality book replete with a finely paced plot, delightfully nutty characters and enough laughs to fill The Laugh Factory with wall to wall guffaws At this point, I m predisposed to enjoy anything by Wodehouse, so perhaps The Cat Nappers has received a gratuitous star in the ratings from me If you re already a fan, this will crank your chucklebox If you re new to Wodehouse, I might suggest NAY I would suggest starting with something else Go ahead, ask me I m full of suggestions READER S NOTE The Cat Nappers is alternately titled Aunts Aren t Gentlemen.


  3. says:

    Aunts aren t gentlemenI think it is really important to have someone, a writer someone obviously, that you can turn to when the world is getting a bit out of hand For me that someone is Mr Wodehouse and in particular his Jeeves and Wooster novels It is hard to explain just how much I enjoy these stories Look, I can understand that some people might find them over the top and even a bit silly, perhaps even a lot silly but I love the worlds Wodehouse creates, the worlds he brings me to when I read him In many ways the books are all very similar to one another There is a complication or rather, a series of complications that generally involves a relationship between a couple on the verge of marriage The complication is always to do with them being kept apart or a misunderstanding that leads to an argument or some other standard device from romantic comedy Then there are some other complications often to do with a country fair or a horse race or a stolen painting that needs to be returned or any one of a dozen such concerns Of course, these concerns are never about anything serious nothing like cancer for example they are always about things that can be fixed and will be fixed by the book s end And that is the point and that is the joy.I was talking to a friend about the books the other day and told her that the thing I love most about them is that Wooster has one of the greatest voices in literature It is hard to say just why that might be the case It is a bit like Dr Watson being the right person to tell the Holmes stories The only one told by Holmes himself simply doesn t work, as far as I m concerned I ve read some short stories that are told by Jeeves and they didn t have the same power or humour about them either Wooster, you see, isn t the smartest man in the world and he generally knows this but he is rich and so he feels that he ought to assert himself for time to time The problem is that Jeeves is a bit like Holmes, he is insanely clever and so leaves Wooster trailing in his dust but Wooster still needs to assert himself and when he does this invariably leads him and the story to the point of disaster The point being that Jeeves then needs to come to the rescue, but only after leaving poor Wooster dangling over the abyss so that he understands the full implications of his rescue Naturally, once rescued Wooster is both infinitely grateful and nearly dumbfounded by the simplicity with which he has been extricated from what had just seemed utter catastrophe.There are running jokes, of course Some of my favourites involve Shakespeare and in this novel Shakespeare appears frequently and at random The best of these jokes involve Wooster either thinking something is a quote from Shakespeare that clearly is not I love little pussy, her coat is so warm or thinking that a quote from Shakespeare is actually something made up on the spot by the person speaking There are remarkably clever lines in this book, lines that I wanted to remember and quote to you here and use as witty asides but I have forgotten them all as the next laugh comes along.This is the last of this series of novels and one with all of the best elements of a good Wodehouse about it It is impossible to be unhappy while reading a Wodehouse They should prescribe him rather than anti depressants, if you ask me And of course, you didn t.


  4. says:

    I listened to the audio book and the narrator using different voices and accents for the various characters added even fun to this humorous book The story Bertie Wooster, advised by his doctor to get a rest, rents a cottage in the country As it turns out, all manner of Bertie s former acquaintances, most of whom he d rather not see, are in the area These include Vanessa Cook a strong minded girl who turned down Bertie s marriage proposal Orlo Porter, Vanessa s current boyfriend who s ready to throttle Bertie over Vanessa Captain Plank a hot tempered hunter who thinks Bertie is the notorious thief Alpine Joe and Bertie s Aunt Dahlia is also vacationing in the area and having received a tip on a horse race bet every cent she has on Simla Too late, Aunt Dahlia learns that Simla has a worthy opponent named Potato Chip As it happens Potato Chip has fallen in love with a local cat who sleeps in his stall, and the consensus is that Potato Chip will lose the race if the cat disappears So Aunt Dahlia and other interested parties hatch up a scheme to kidnap and hide the cat until the race is over Bertie, against his moral code and better judgement, is drawn into this scheme Of course the various attempts at cat napping and then cat returning cause all manner of hilarious problems Through it all Bertie s valet butler Jeeves who barely raises an eyebrow even when he finds Bertie tied up and gagged keeps a straight face and a stiff upper lip.This is a fun story filled with cases of mistaken identity, misunderstood intentions, shifting marriage engagements, and a cat with a mind of his own Wodehouse has a gift for comedic writing and every scene in the book draws at least a smile Wodehouse s Bertie Wooster Jeeves books are just what you need when you re in the mood for a light read Highly recommended.You can follow my reviews at


  5. says:

    I ve noticed some readers suggest Aunts Aren t Gentlemen 1974 , a latter day Jeeves and Wooster novel, is a little sub par I must respectfully demur This is chock full of the requisite Wodehousian bon mots and amusing set pieces Only Bertie could endure such an incident strewn break in Maiden Eggesford Maiden Eggesford being an impossibly quiet Somerset village to which Bertie retreats on the advice of a specialist he has consulted following an outbreak of pink spots on his chest Said specialist, E Jimpson Murgatroyd, advises him that too much fast living is responsible for the spots and thus Bertie needs rest, recuperation, a healthy lifestyle and clean country air.Sadly for Bertie, but to the delight of anyone with the good sense to read Aunts Aren t Gentlemen a quiet life is the last thing he finds Awaiting him are an unwelcome ex girlfriend, her jealous beau, a nemesis from a previous tale Major Plank, a friendly cat, and other memorable characters Bertie blunders from thorny problem to brilliant buffoonery Whilst not up there with the very best of this series, it will make you smile, chuckle and laugh, and generally feel good about life How P.G Wodehouse maintained his supreme level of quality is one of the great mysteries of literature, however, even at the tail end of the Jeeves and Wooster series, he kept the magic up at the familiar levels of brilliance.4 5


  6. says:

    A case of pink spots on Bertie s chest maybe it s a touch of malaria, who s to say sends him to the country on doctor s orders to rest and relax Rest and relax If you ve ever read a Wodehouse, you know that s not bloody likely.Troublesome aunts, daffy explorers, strong willed dames along with their ardent suitors, crusty landlords, and charming cats all conspire against poor old Bertie Wooster His butler Jeeves seems to be his only ally in this perpetually yet vaguely 1920s, god help us world Wodehouse did it again Well into his Jeeves Wooster series, the insanely prolific writer of the early to mid 20th century churned out another quality book replete with a finely paced plot, delightfully nutty characters and enough laughs to fill The Laugh Factory with wall to wall guffaws At this point, I m predisposed to enjoy anything by Wodehouse, so perhaps Aunts Aren t Gentlemen has received a gratuitous star in the ratings from me If you re already a fan, this will crank your chucklebox If you re new to Wodehouse, I might suggest NAY I would suggest starting with something else Go ahead, ask me I m full of suggestions READER S NOTE Aunts Aren t Gentlemen is alternately titled The Cat Nappers.


  7. says:

    Not one of the best Wodehouse novels, but still an amusing romp.This particular story is actually narrated by Bertie Wooster and the slightly modern setting is disconcerting on the rare occasions it impinges Anyway, Bertie gets pink spots on his chest and his doctor prescribes a restful spell in the country Of course, life in a quiet English village is anything but quiet It has many of the aspects of classic Wodehouse feuding neighbours, plots to purloin borrow kidnap nobble, an absent minded old buffer, animals cats and horses , aunts, mistaken identity and romantic entanglements changing by the hour.Although the trademark metaphors are not as numerous or elegant in some of his other works, they are still there If she ever turned into a werewolf, it would be one of those jolly breezy werewolves whom it is a pleasure to know Of Jeeves, he betrayed no emotion, continuing to look as if he d been stuffed by a good taxidermist Jeeves aunt stays with a friend whose address is Balmoral, Mafeking Road in an English village I thought at first that my guardian angel, who had been noticeably lethargic up to this point, had taken a stiff shot of vitamin something and had become the ball of fire he ought to have been right along After falling, clothed, into a swimming pool, It was with mixed emotions that I rose to the surface Surprise was one of them Readers might also find it useful to know the Latin phrase rem acu tetegisti and variants thereof means you have touched the matter with a needle you have described it accurately.


  8. says:

    2,3,4 star ratings on GR are really confusing.good but how good bad but how bad I mean what s the reference So I am proposing a new review system.suppose you have never read a P G Wodehouse novel before and after coming across a raving review about one of Wodehouse s novel ,God bless reviewer s soul,you decide so here is an author I must read next and added few of W s works into your TBR list in that moment of euphoria,or whatever the proper word is for your feelings at that time.This book in my humble opinion is a must add.But suppose fate has other plans.At that very Columbus moment of yours of discovering Wodehouse, NASA announces that a big meteorite is going to hit earth and it has run out of means to prevent it.This is the end for us all.No hope.A P G Wodehouse novel Great choice Rote hue ate hain sab hasta hua tu jaega P This one Time is of essence here friend.How many days before the meteorite hit earth A day or two Right Ho, Jeeves ,The Code of the Woosters my recommendation.can manage one or two being one of those impossibly fast readers or the meteorite being due not in a couple of days,instead a week Add Leave It to Psmith and Pigs Have Wings.But suppose you are in luck thanks to some miscalculation on the part of Nasa.I mean the end of earth still inevitable but instead of a week it s actually a month before the earth rock puff event.so No second thought about it Aunts Aren t Gentlemen it is So goodreads ,how about adding this new rating system N.B.those who are of the opinion that this idea is pathetic and want to throw eggs at me please refrain yourself.I am vegetarian.so tomato is ok.eggs not ok.


  9. says:

    The last book to feature Bertie and Jeeves is a polished comedy with a dose of new references New setting, new characters same Bertie and Jeeves A case of pink spots has a worrying Bertie retire to the nice quiet English village of Eggsford But as we know, there is nothing called a nice quiet English Village The cast of characters include Orlo Porter a communist insurance agent similar to Spode in his will to beat Bertie to a pulp His sweetheart Vanessa who in a lovers tiff becomes briefly betrothed to Bertie A cat that turns up everywhere and his favourite Aunt Dahlia who is risking Uncle Tom s digestion by betting all her life savings on a race Though the book had all elements of a typical Jeeves book it misses something Probably that part where it doesn t require too much intervention from Jeeves I can t be sure Has some refreshing take on communism and some friends of Vanessa Tolstoy, Churchill et all and a part of first person adventure that is so typically Bertie.Definitely lot of laugh out loud moments Aunts aren t gentlemen..


  10. says:

    A small extract for you For one thing, she said, you smoke too much You must give that up when we are married Smoking is just a habit Tolstoy, she said, mentioning someone I had not met, says that just as much pleasure can be got from twirling the fingers My impulse was to tell her Tolstoy was off his onion, but I choked down the heated words.Okay then, here s another Let s haggle, I said.But when I suggested twenty five, a nicer looking sort of number than thirty, he shook his grey head regretfully, so we went on haggling, and he haggled better than me, so that we eventually settled on thirty five.It wasn t one of my best haggling days.So that even at the end and this is the final Jeeves Wooster novel, as well as the final novel Wodehouse completed in his long and prolific life we have moments of gold Yes, this isn t prime Wodehouse, nor is it prime Jeeves and Wooster, but even if it doesn t reach those highest of high standards and frankly those are daunting and almost impossibly high standards then it s still one of the most charming and amusing novels you re ever likely to read And what makes that even incredible is that the first appearance by Jeeves Wooster was a whole fifty nine years earlier Really, is there another series of tales remotely comparable Is there another series which achieves such consistency of quality for such a duration under the same author Yes, Hercule Poirot has a rather impressive fifty five year stretch, but I d argue that Christie is phoning in a lot of those later stories Simply put for hitting a certain quality threshold with only a single actual dud , Wodehouse than wins out.Yes, there s very little innovative here Wodehouse knows his formula and he wheels through it with the grand self awareness that he can make it once again fresh and charming Bertie finds himself in the country there are comic confusions, an unwanted engagement and a cat which keeps popping up at simply the most inconvenient moments It s not perfect, it s not the best thing he ever wrote but it will make you laugh out loud, smile from ear to ear, and generally put you in a kindly frame of mind towards the world And what do you really want from a comic novel