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Sharpe, Tom 1928-2013

Works: 204 works in 1,178 publications in 10 languages and 11,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  College stories  Humorous fiction  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery films  Television mini-series  Comedy films  College life films  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6069.H345, 823.914
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Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Book )

65 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilt by Tom Sharpe( Book )

87 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na het plotselinge verdwijnen van zijn vrouw die met een rijk Amerikaans echtpaar een bootreis maakt, wordt een saaie Engelse leraar beschuldigd van moord, iets waar hij vaak van heeft gedroomd
Wilt on high by Tom Sharpe( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and French and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Britse leraar sticht in weerwil van zijn goede bedoelingen grote verwarring en maakt onbewust vele vijanden
Blott on the landscape by Tom Sharpe( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of locals try to stop a proposed highway
Vintage stuff by Tom Sharpe( Book )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riotous exploits of housemaster and pupil at a minor public school. Mr Glodstone follows, at home and abroad, in the footsteps of his fictional spy heroes. Peregrine Clyde- Brown, an unsuspecting pupil, becomes his accomplice and academic life is portrayed with the usual "Sharpe" wit
Riotous assembly by Tom Sharpe( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een politiechef in een ingeslapen Zuidafrikaans garnizoensstadje krijgt een alarmerend telefoontje
Wilt in nowhere by Tom Sharpe( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Wilt is pitted against the vices of an aristocratic pervert, the merciless greed of a politician's wife and the seedy underbelly of Britain's medical facilities
The Midden by Tom Sharpe( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical British novel on Tim Bright, a yuppie embroiled in shady financial deals. He lands in bed with the wife of a corrupt police chief who takes revenge, the whole thing ending in a shootout. A look at the legacy of Margaret Thatcher
Indecent exposure by Tom Sharpe( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Heroes Day in Piemburg, the capital of Zululand. Luitenant Verkramp's thoughts are awash with promotion prospects, as rumours are flying that the chief of police, Kommandant van Heerden, is exhibiting some very strange behaviour: speaking English, wearing a tweed jacket and displaying a picture of the Queen of England on his desk. Even more outrageous than its predecessor, Indecent exposure is the explosively funny follow-up to Riotous assembly
The wilt alternative by Tom Sharpe( Book )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Head of a reconstituted Liberal Studies Department, he has assumed power without authority at the Fenland College of Arts and Technology and the fantasies he now confronts are those of political bigots and reactionary bureaucrats - in addition to his wife's enthusiasm for every Organic Alternative under the compost heap and the insistence of his quadruplets on looking at every problem with a foreign student
The great pursuit by Tom Sharpe( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire des milieux d'éditions anglais par le biais d'une intrigue où s'agitent quelques personnages bien typés. Un roman très drôle à conseiller dans les moments de déprime
The throwback by Tom Sharpe( Book )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Throwback, meet young Lockhart Flawse, from Flawse Hall on Flawse Fell, close under Flawse Rigg in outermost Northumberland, and hear his everyday tale of being plunged into the genteel mock-Tudor world of suburban Surrey
Grantchester grind : a Porterhouse chronicle by Tom Sharpe( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, der foregår i Cambridge. En ny Master skal udnævnes, men blev den foregående myrdet? Hans kone prøver at opklare det, og drages ind i et netværk af intriger
The Gropes by Tom Sharpe( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliantly funny novel about what happens when the women take charge. The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland. 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
Ancestral vices by Tom Sharpe( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lord Petrefact engages Walden Yapp, Professor of Demotic Historiography at Kloone University, to write the family history, his relatives are up in arms. The guardian of the Petrefact tradition, Miss Emmelia, musters the family eccentrics to meet the threat only to discover that Frederick, her disinherited nephew, has put more than the family name in jeopardy
The Wilt inheritance by Tom Sharpe( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Fantastic fiction website
She fell among thieves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a Pyrenees vacation in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos encounters the villainous Vanity Fair. Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits against this formidalbe adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the beautiful young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart
Rare kostgangers by Tom Sharpe( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De belevenissen van een excentrieke familie waarin vrouwen het voor het zeggen hebben
Wilts erfenis by Tom Sharpe( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als universitair docent Henry Wilt een bijbaantje als huisleraar neemt, volgen de bizarre verwikkelingen elkaar op
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Recording )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porterhouse College, located in Cambridge, England, is known for its rowing, famous cuisine and low academic standards. The College receives a new headmaster and with him come changes--women students, a self-service canteen and a slot-machine for condoms. There is considerable opposition to this change in the established order of things, in the form of Skullion, the uncompromising porter, who is determined that the hallowed traditions of the College will never change
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