An Evening with Sebastian Faulks
Jeeves & the Wedding Bells
P.G. Wodehouse is widely recognised as the greatest 20th century writer of humour in the English language. He wrote more than ninety novels, some three hundred short stories and collaborated on plays and lyrics for musicals for over 73 years, but he is perhaps best known for the escapades of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster.
In November Hutchinson, who published all of Wodehouse’s later novels, will publish a new novel using the characters of Jeeves and Wooster written by Sebastian Faulks, the bestselling author of novels including Birdsong, A Week in December and A Possible Life.
In 1936 P.G. Wodehouse was awarded The Mark Twain Medal for ‘having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world’. The new novel will be faithful to the history and personality of Wodehouse’s characters but by shining a different light on them will also show how robust, durable and lovable these creations are.
Sebastian Faulks says ‘I read my first Jeeves story when I was twelve and it is an honour to be asked by P.G. Wodehouse's family to work with these iconic characters. Wodehouse is inimitable, but I will do the very best I can, with respect and with gratitude for all the pleasure the books have given, but also with a light heart. I hope my story will ring bells with many aficionados but also bring new readers to these wonderful books.’
Now, for one night only and as part of the Guildford Book Festival, Sebastian Faulks joins us to share his unique insight into the world of P.G. Wodehouse.
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks will be published in hardback by Hutchinson on 6th November.
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 19:00