Monday, April 25, 2016

Ten top guardian angels in children’s books

At the Guardian, writer Andrew Norriss tagged ten favorite characters who offer a helping hand to their heroes, including:
Right Ho, Jeeves! by PG Wodehouse

One of the joys of reading the Jeeves and Wooster stories, is that whatever terrible mess Bertie Wooster might have landed in, you know that his butler, Jeeves, will, without any apparent effort, quietly sort the whole thing out before the end of the story. It’s that trust - that all will, in the end, be well - that makes stories with guardian angels such a comforting read.
Read about another entry on the list.

Right Ho, Jeeves is among six books that made a difference to Kazuo Ishiguro and John Mullan's top ten disastrous performances in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue