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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"His best novel yet ... Mr Sharpe has taken a great stride towards being considered a major craftsman in the art of farce" (Auberon Waugh Evening Standard)
"This delightful book ... lives, rises and triumphs by a slicing wit" ( Daily Mirror)
"Superb farce ... If you don't laugh your head off, Crippen wasn't guilty" ( Tribune)
"Mr. Sharpe's farce has a gritty satirical edge to it, and the world his embattled central character inhabits is all too real" ( Sunday Times)
"Tom Sharpe piles slapstick upon slapstick with the ingenious dexterity of a music-hall illusionist" ( Sunday Telegraph)
The hilarious first Henry Wilt novel from Tom Sharpe, the British master of farce and bestselling author of Porterhouse Blue.
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