The hilarious new novel from bestselling author Tom Sharpe.
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 or not.
At the dawn of the new millennium, tired 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 storyteller.
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"A major craftsman in the art of farce . . . vengeful, chaotic, Swiftian in his tastes, cartoonish in his extremes, and above all wild and amusing."-- "Observer""Tom Sharpe serves up the loudest laughs in literary comedy."-- "Mail on Sunday"Book Description:
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. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Airport / Export ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091930901
Book Description Hutchinson, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091930901
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