Henry Wilt, Tom Sharpe's beleaguered hero, returns again for another hilarious dose of quickfire farce.
Stuck in a job he doesn't want -- but can't afford to lose -- as nominal Head of the Communications Department at Fenland University, Wilt is still subject to the whims of The Powers That Be, both in and outside of work. The demands of his snobbish wife Eva, and the stupendous school fees of his despicable quadruplet daughters, cause him the biggest headaches... apart from the hangovers, that is. When Eva signs him up for a summer job, teaching the gun-toting idiot son of a lusty local aristocrat, Wilt is not amused. But, as circumstances unravel and the summer goes on, Wilt sees that the situation could be put to his financial advantage, as well as giving Eva some headaches of her own.
With Tom Sharpe's famous dark humour in full evidence, and an explosive plot which takes its readers to places they never realised they wanted to visit, The Wilt Inheritance is another instant classic from the British master of farce.
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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. From 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the XXXIII-me Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret. He divides his time between Cambridge and Spain.Review:
"A major craftsman in the art of farce... vengeful, chaotic, Swiftian in his tastes,
cartoonish in his extremes, and above all wild and amusing."
"Britain's leading practitioner of black humour."
"Tom Sharpe serves up the loudest laughs in literary comedy. He is the great
post-Waugh humorist, the Wodehouse who dares plunge into the bottomless vulgarity
and hysteria of our times, and a rattling good companion on a train journey."
--Mail on Sunday
"The funniest novelist writing today."
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091797012
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Book Description Hutchinson. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0091797012. Bookseller Inventory # Z0091797012ZN
Book Description Hutchinson, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091797012