“Love, Miss Halliday, is a delicate plant. It needs tending, nurturing, assiduous fostering. This cannot be done by throwing the breakfast bacon at a husband's head.”
Another excursion into the world of Blandings Castle seemed like a good idea. Another point in its favour was that it meant I could tick off the entire list of the 25 most stylish men in literature. If you're a long time reader, you will know of my deep, abiding love of list fulfilment.
So, how to describe the contents of this particular Wodehouse work? Well things are much as you would suspect should you be familiar with his work. I really loved the recent television outing of the Blandings castle novels and this one combines with the Psmith series. Psmith is, well he's something else and the P is silent. Prepare for some umbrella theft, mistaken identities, assumed identities, jewellery theft and general shenanigans.
While published in 1923, this one still retains its sparkle.
4 out of 5 jewels aren't to be sequestered away.