“A certain critic—for such men, I regret to say, do exist—made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained ‘all the old Wodehouse characters under different names.’ He has probably by now been eaten by bears, like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha: but if he still survives he will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning. With my superior intelligence, I have outgeneralled the man this time by putting in all the old Wodehouse characters under the same names. Pretty silly it will make him feel, I rather fancy.”
P.G. Wodehouse, as quoted in “The Escapist,” from The Atlantic
By the by, Summer Lightning is gripping stuff, a real pip of a story. Treat yourself to the audio version featuring Martin Jarvis for an especially ripping snort.