Books: Back at the Old Stand

JOY IN THE MORNING (281 pp.)—P. G. Wodehouse—Doubleday ($2).

In his new novel—in which the inimitable Jeeves makes his umpteenth appearance—Pelham Grenville Wodehouse says of Jeeves's cuckoo-pated employer, Berty Wooster: "If there is one quality that distinguishes him, it is his ability to keep the lip stiff and upper and make the best of things. Though crushed to earth, as the expression is, he rises again—not absolutely in midseason form, perhaps, but perkier than you would expect and with an eye alert for silver linings."

Readers may well feel that what's sauce for Bertram is sauce for P. G. Joy in the...

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