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  • Dans quelle autre langue serait-il possible de construire le « mot juste » pour décrire le goût honteux de la mauvaise cuisine, l'incapacité de se souvenir des blagues, les dimanches après-midi déprimants, le caractère irrépressible du bâillement, le plaisir de lire des horoscopes auxquels on ne croit pas une seconde, le fait de rassurer son coiffeur, le ravissement provoqué par le changement de saisons ou l'ineffable bien-être que procure un coussin frais ?
    Avec ses inventions savoureuses, l'auteur des Miscellanées nous convie à entrer dans un jeu-de(s)-mots réjouissant, porté par une maquette et un objet élégants.
    Schottenfreude est un dictionnaire unique en son genre qui nous plonge au coeur des mots et de l'inventivité des expressions. Une ode réjouissante au "mot juste".
    Un véritable plaisir de lecture pour tous les amoureux du verbe.

  • Peerless in its wit, elegance and silliness.' Evening Standard, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'His sensitivity to the tics and cadences of his characters' speech and ways of being is uncannily acute, and full of the same freshness and resonance of perception as Wodehouse's own style. . . it vibrates with the spirit and rhythms of [Wodehouse's] heart.' Matthew Adams, Sunday Times Storm clouds loom over Europe. Treason is afoot in the highest social circles. The very security of the nation is in peril. Jeeves, it transpires, has long been an agent of British Intelligence, but now His Majesty's Government must turn to the one man who can help . . . Bertie Wooster.

    In this magnificent new homage to P. G. Wodehouse, Ben Schott leads Jeeves and Wooster on an uproarious adventure of espionage through the secret corridors of Whitehall, the sunlit lawns of Brinkley Court, and the private clubs of St James's.

    We encounter an unforgettable cast of characters - old and new - including outraged chefs and exasperated aunts, disreputable politicians and gambling bankers, slushy debs and Cockney cabbies, sphinx-like tailors, and sylph-like spies.

    There is treachery to be foiled, naturally, but also horses to be backed, auctions to be fixed, engagements to be escaped, madmen to be blackballed, and a new variety of condiment to be cooked up.

    Jeeves & the King of Clubs is essential reading for aficionados of The Master, and a perfect introduction to the joys of Jeeves and Wooster for those who have never before dipped their toe.

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