Vasa and Ypres started as a challenge. A challenge to write a novel. A challenge to publish a fictional serial on a blog before it became an ebook, and then a paperback book. Most of all, it was a challenge to make a world of British humour come alive.

For that, I found inspiration in the comic genius of P.G. Wodehouse. The basis was simple. Jeeves and Wooster would become Vasa and Ypres. Chaps would become girls. Aunts would become uncles. The 20th century would make way to the 21rst. The rest, made up as I went along, became Vasa and Ypres: A Mayfair Conundrum.

Vasa and Ypres’s is a world where all complexities and worries are pushed aside. The major problems of our time do not appear. As the forever stylish Vanessa E. Vasa says in the final chapter of A Mayfair Conundrum, “I don’t deal with world hunger do I? I deal with conundrums. Preferably Mayfair conundrums.” This fictional world is a form of escapism.

Vasa and Ypres is a work of fiction. It is satire, and, hopefully, it is fun. Follow Vasa and Ypres as they engage in new and excitingly British adventures from Mayfair to Manhattan.

Chapters are published on Sundays.

J. B. Chisholm

The Author

Contact: vasa.ypres@gmail.com

If you are interested in publishing part of the Vasa and Ypres series electronically or in print, please use the contact information above. The Vasa and Ypres series is actively looking for a print publisher and literary agent. Please note that all rights are reserved.

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  1. Ah, looks like a delightful blog here! Who doesn’t like fun? 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my Accidental Writer blog. This neophyte to the long form is tackling a memoir or two on more serious topics. Perhaps Vasa and Ypres will provide comic relief when I’m up to my eyeballs in reality. Hope so! 🙂

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  2. Nice! I haven’t read any Wodehouse although he’s on my to-read list. It’s great to be inspired by a work you’ve enjoyed, isn’t it? Comedy is timeless and never gets stale. Best of luck with your novel! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment, Winnifred! I am very pleased to have reached 1000 followers and to be able to share such an achievement with my readers. Stay tuned for a new Vasa and Ypres adventure starting in September 🙂


  3. Thank you for popping by my blog and for liking my ‘give-away’ offer. I do random give-aways every now and then to people who follow my blogs or facebook page so perhaps you will be randomly picked at some stage.
    ‘This fictional world is a form of escapism.’ – So very true but the real world has a way of sneaking in to spoil it all the time so completing a novel is a huge challenge. Discipline and keeping your eye on the ending plays a huge part in getting there and then, when you do, there is an anti-climax and that feeling that you have lost something and it is then time to let that baby fly and start on your next one. Well done to you and I wish you every success.

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  4. Jeeves and Wooster are my all time favorite. Changing the chaps to girls is brilliant. I am looking forward to reading the whole book. Very good Jeeves I mean Ypres!

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