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In the meantime, Joey, in Reggie’s body, embarks on a tour of vengeance: Thanks for telling us about the problem. On the next morning his career abruptly comes to an end when it is in all the papers that he drank liquor and smoked. At the Reunion Buffet. Via Wikipedia I traced it back to ‘”Vice Versa: Aug 26, Braden Bell rated it it was amazing. April June may not be as sweet as she seems. After a strange incident in a dentist’s office, Reggie swaps bodies with child star Joey Cooley.

Wodehouse was a typer. His writing is comic genius, just as everyone says. How Right You Are, Jeeves. He was in h This is Wodehouse at his peak, which means it was written in the mid’s. The device of the child switching bodies with a man is silly, I didn’t think it could work.

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Reggie, in the dentist office, finds himself sitting next to Joey Cooley, a year-old child film star and they are both under laughing gas has and somehow, they find that their identities are swapped, and each is in the others body. As a huge P. Some of the Woehouse novels were penned in the thirties or typed. Reggie finds himself in the dentist’s waiting room at the same time as the child star Joey Cooley is due for an extraction.


Walk straight up to her and grab her by the wrist and glare into her eyes and make your chest heave. While the much lauded – and hounded – Joey Cooly finds the switch a vast improvement and sets about writing wrongs and in particular poking a lauthing number of people in the snoot.

He may not excel in other areas, but few peers could boast a right hook or a cabbage ear like his. The Code of the Woosters. I broke off here, because she had fainted.

He was in his fifties. Apart from anything else, I felt I didn’t know her well enough. Sep 04, Katrina rated it it was amazing. Before he can clear up the situation, he is shoved into a car and brought “home”.

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When a bratty Hollywood child star and an English aristocrat exchange souls at the dentist in Laughing Gas, the result is transatlantic mayhem at its funniest. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I’m a pretty huge fan of P.

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Maybe I will give it another go in a wodehoyse or so but for the moment I have to say farewell and accept the fact that there must be something lacking in my literary makeup, maybe I have a chromosone missing or am one button short of a smoking jacket.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jeeves —81 Blandings — After all, he had looked behind the cardboard facades of Hollywood and seen the truth. I can’t say how much I enjoyed this book! Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. She slid sideways along the seat and quietly passed out. Joey because he wants to escape the Brinkmeyers’ wrath; and Reggie because he does not want to be caught by the police for what Joey did while walking around in his body poking several people in the nose, stealing a police motorcycle and similar misdemeanours.

About a gax brat kid who changes identities with an adult – and god knows what kind of wodehluse that causes!

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What an amazing country America is. A “Freaky Friday” premise–long before “Freaky Friday” was written–with the usual, hilarious Wodehouse treatment.

Moreover, Reggie is very disturbed when he learns that Ann Bannister has been hired to serve as girl Friday for Joey. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.