It is one of the more surprising facts about Old England that one can still find families living in the same houses their ancestors built centuries before and on land that has belonged to them since before the Norman Conquest. The Gropes of Grope Hall are one such family...A brilliantly funny novel about what happens when the women take charge. The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing ...At the dawn of the new millenium, timid and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes. Young Esmond is powerless to escape, and his kidnap sets in motion a stream of farcical events that will have readers laughing out loud. Tom Sharpe's trademark humour abounds in this new novel, marking him out once again as an outstanding and unique British storyteller.
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'it's always a pleasure to welcome a new novel by one of the world's funniest writers. As the kids would say, lol' --Times
'This is a romp with many of the staples of Sharpe's bestselling comedy.' --Daily Mail
A hilarious dose of British farce from Tom Sharpe, the bestselling author of Wilt and Porterhouse Blue.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition, Second Printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091930898
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 9.45x6.38x1.14 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0091930898
Book Description Hutchinson, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091930898