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Jeeves in the Offing (How Right You Are, Jeeves)
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US Title: How Right You Are, Jeeves
First published in US: April 4 1960 by Simon & Schuster, New York
UK Title: Jeeves in the Offing
First published in UK: August 12 1960 by Herbert Jenkins, London

Russian translations

Bertie's ingenuity is put to the test when Jeeves goes away on holiday.

Taking a trip to Brinkley Court should be a joy for Bertie. When, however, he discovers that his fellow guests are to include his former fiancee Bobbie Wickham, Mrs Homer Cream the crime writer, Bertie's favourite brain sqpecialist Sir Roderick Glossop and his equally popular ex-headmaster, prize stinker Aubrey Upjohn, Bertie looks set to have a troublesome time.

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Characters

Jeeves Vacationing at Herne Bay for the shrimps but rallies round
(Bertie) Bertram Wilberforce Wooster Attended Malvern House and gets engaged to Bobbie
(Kipper) Reginald Herring Old chum who attended Malvern House with Bertie
Aubrey Upjohn, M.A. Retired headmaster of Malvern House who is running as the Conservative candidate for Market Blandings. Wrote a book about prep schools.
Dahlia Travers Bertie's good aunt
Sir Roderick Glossop Eminent brain specialist posing as Aunt Dahlia's butler
Seppings Butler at Brinkley Court on vacation at Bognor Regis
Anatole Aunt Dahlia's superb French chef
Thomas Portarlington Travers Aunt Dahlia's lumbago-ridden husband who collects antique silver
Homer Cream American business tycoon
Adela Cream Writes mystery stories
(Willie) Wilbert Cream Handsome son of the Creams who teaches romance languages at a university in America and who collects antique silver. Is mistaken for his brother Wilfred, a kleptomaniac known as Broadway Willie.
(Bobbie) Roberta Wickham Redheaded beauty who is fond of playing pranks and getting Bertie involved with them. Although engaged to Bertie, she loves Kipper.
Phyllis Mills Upjohn's pretty stepdaughter who talks baby-talk. She is wanted to marry Willie.
Lady Wickham Bobble's mother, widow of Sir Cuthbert
Poppet Phyllis' dachshund
Bonzo Travers Aunt Dahlia's son
Swordfish Sir Roderick's pseudonym as Aunt Dahlia's butler
Augustus Large black cat at Brinkley Court

Synopsis
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