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The Wilt Alternative
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Henry Wilt, Tom Sharpe's indefatigable hero, returns to battle bureaucrats, politicians, terrorists and much more, at Fenland College.

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Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his national service in the Marines before moving to South Africa in 1951, where he did social work before teaching in Natal. He had a photographic studio in Pietermaritzburg from 1957 until 1961, and from 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. He is the author of sixteen bestselling novels, including Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape, which were serialised on television, and Wilt, which was made into a film. In 1986 he was awarded the XXIIIeme Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret, and in 2010 he was awarded the inaugural BBK La Risa de Bilbao Prize. Tom Sharpe died in June 2013 at his home in northern Spain.

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Made me laugh aloud...a delight from beginning to end. * Sunday Telegraph *
A caustic, inventive comic novel. * Times Literary Supplement *
A farce touching fingers with a rich comic vision...sublime orgiastic satire. * Guardian *
His wit is devastating, his eye for detail exacting, his prose polished, serpentine, elegant and deadly ... as savvy and savage as Evelyn Waugh ... as dazzingly inventive and bizarrely original as P.G. Wodehouse * Detroit News *
Sharpe is the funniest novelist currently writing ... I sat curled up with laughter * Time Out *

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