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Joy in the Morning
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First published in US: August 22 1946 by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York
First published in UK: June 2 1947 by Herbert Jenkins, London

Russian translation

The Steeple Bumpleigh Horror creeps up on Bertie.

Determined though he is not to go to rural Steeple Bumpleigh where his fearsome Aunt Agatha and her husband Percy live, Bertie is persuaded (by Jeeves in his inimitable fashion) to visit his uncle and get him out of a sticky pickle. There he bumps into Stilton Cheesewright who is engaged to the imposing Florence, an old flame of Bertie's. Stilton, a police constable, thinks Bertie a snake in the grass and is deeply suspicious of his intentions...

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Characters

Bertie Wooster Formerly engaged to Florence, he finds himself so situated again for awhile
Jeeves
Agatha Worplesdon Bertie's nasty aunt and wife of Lord Worplesdon. Has son Thomas by a previous marriage.
Percival, Lord Worplesdon Agatha's second husband and shipping magnate
Florence Craye Lord Worplesdon's intellectual daughter with., a strongly beautiful profile who is engaged to Stilton
Edwin Craye Lord Worplesdon's young son who is a boy scout
(Boko) George Webster Fittleworth Bertie's bosom pal who writes fiction and plays. Secretly engaged to Nobby.
(Nobby) Zenobia Hopwood Lord Worplesdon's ward and Bertie's friend
(Stilton) G. D'arcy Cheesewright Went to Eton and Oxford with Bertie, is now a Police Constable in Steeple Bumpleigh. Jealous suitor engaged to Florence.
J. Chichester Clam Managing Director of the Clam Line trying to merge with the Pink Funnel Line
Maple Lord Worplesdon's butler
Cohen brothers (*)
Erbut (*)
Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps (*)
Freddie Widgeon (*)

Synopsis
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