26 OCTOBER 1934, Page 20


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,-Mr. John Hayward, in his review of Right Ho, Jeeves, contends that Mr. Wodehouse has never written anything which could not be safely introduced into the cabinet of the severest matron . . . Aunt Agatha, for example. Has he forgotten the episode of the stolen pearls in the South. of France, when Aunt Agatha, urging her nephew to matrimony, passed a remark of a decided sexual flavour ? She told him he ought to be " breeding children," and Bertram, blushing richly, excused her on the grounds that " Aunt Agatha belongs to two or three of these women's clubs, and she keeps for7 getting she isn't in the smoking-room."

Severe as Aunt Agatha was,. I think that the palm for prudery among the Wodehouse characters should be awarded to that fossilized specimen Sir Roderiek. Glossop, the looney