Henry Wilt has spent an unrewarding ten years teaching English to bored and hostile youths. At night he fantasises about murdering his obese scatter-brained wife. The plot thickens when his wife goes missing and he is seen dumping a body.
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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 going 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. The other novels in the Wilt series are The Wilt Alternative, Wilt On High, Wilt in Nowhere and The Wilt Inheritance. In 1986 Tom Sharpe was awarded the XXIIIeme Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret and in 2010 he received the inaugural BBK La Risa de Bilbao Prize. He is married and divides his time between Cambridge, England and northern Spain.
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