Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks

Val Penny's Book Reviews

When I originally found this book in the library, I was surprised at the juxtaposition of P.G. Wodehouse’s hilarious characters and Sebastian Faulks, whom I do not think of as a comedic writer.  I had been unaware that Faulks was a life long Wodehouse fan.


Sebastian Charles Faulks was born in Donnington,  near Newbury in Berkshire on April 20, 1953. He was the younger son of Peter Faulks and Pamela, née Lawless.  He and his brother were educated at Elstree School near Reading.  From here,  Faulks went as top scholar to Wellington College in 1966 and in 1970 won an open exhibition to read English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He graduated in 1974, and was elected an Honorary Fellow in 2007.  After university he spent a year in Bristol, writing a novel.  From the age of about fourteen, he had made up his mind to be a novelist. .He was inspired…

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