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  • Writer's pictureRichard Murff

Jeeves Takes Charge

The cure for what ails you.

P.G. Wodehouse - born on this day in 1881, was one of the funniest writers to smudge a page. He was the creator of such greats as Jeeves & Wooster, Rupert Psmith, the Drones Club, Blandings Castle and Uncle Fred, 5th Earl of Ickenham.

Uninterested in gravitas, Wodehouse is the writer we all need to be writing in this age that swimming in just too damed much of it. If sitting down and bending to the comic will of one of the 20th centuries great novelists isn't enough to set things right - and you do tie one on in honor of his birthday, the hangover cure by Jeeves... which has been duly tested here in the 4717 labs...

From his 1916Jeeves Takes Charge "It is a little preparation of my own invention. It is the Worcester Sauce that gives it its colour. The raw egg makes it nutritious. The red pepper gives it its bite." pour in a dram of whisky and whisk it a bit to make it less...well itself.

Be warmed, you aren't going to like it going down, but that isn't the point, is it?


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