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Sharpe, Tom 1928-2013

Works: 230 works in 1,412 publications in 13 languages and 12,052 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, Recipient, Author of introduction, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6069.H345, 823.914
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Wilt by Tom Sharpe( Book )

144 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Wilt, tied to a daft job and a domineering wife, has just been passed over for promotion yet again. Ahead of him at the Polytechnic stretch years of trying to thump literature into the heads of plasterers, joiners, butchers and the like. And things are no better at home where his massive wife, Eva, is given to boundless and unpredictable fits of enthusiasm -for transcendental meditation, yoga or the trampoline. But if Wilt can do nothing about his job, he can do something about his wife, in imagination at least, and his fantasies grow daily more murderous and more concrete. After a peculiarly nasty experience at a party thrown by particularly nasty Americans, Wilt finds himself in several embarrassing positions: Eva stalks out in stratospheric dudgeon, and Wilt, under the inspiration of gin, puts one of his more vindictive fantasies into effect. But suspicions are instantly aroused and Wilt rapidly achieves an unenviable notoriety in the role of The Man Helping Police With Their Enquiries. Or is he exactly helping? Wilt's problem -although he's on the other side of the fence -is the same as Inspector Flint's: where is Eva Wilt? But Wilt begins to flourish in the heat of the investigation, and as the police stoke the flames of circumstantial evidence, Wilt deploys all his powers to show that the Law can't tell a Missing Person from a hole in the ground
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Book )

67 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilt on high by Tom Sharpe( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilt is still teaching at the Fenland Tech, attempting to drill English into plasterers, dozing through tedious committee meetings and occasionally getting mildly plastered in 'The Pig in a Poke' with one of his few bearable colleagues. But the even tenor of his days is rudely interrupted when the shadow of drug dealing flickers across the Tech. Suddenly Wilt becomes the target of suspicion. His colleagues believe him to be responsible for triggering a departmental inquiry, and his old adversary Inspector Flint, knowing that he's guilty of something, sees a chance to settle a number of scores. What his wife thinks is... well, what all wives think. But what none of them have reckoned with is Wilt's talent for making new enemies. What starts with an accusation of voyeurism in the staff lavatory (of the wrong gender to boot) leads, more or less directly, to a massive confrontation at a nearby US airbase with the forces of law and order on both sides and Wilt in his usual place- in the middle
Riotous assembly by Tom Sharpe( Book )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een politiechef in een ingeslapen Zuidafrikaans garnizoensstadje krijgt een alarmerend telefoontje
Blott on the landscape by Tom Sharpe( Book )

63 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 609 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
Indecent exposure by Tom Sharpe( Book )

39 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 581 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
Wilt in nowhere by Tom Sharpe( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his endlessly capricious wife Eva receives plane tickets for the family to visit Auntie Joan and Uncle Wally in Atlanta, Wilt knows only one thing - that nothing could entice him to fly three thousand miles over the water, and especially not two rotund Americans with more money than sense. What better way to escape and find equilibrium then to embark on a walking tour? Just Wilt, the countryside, and an ill-judged bottle of whiskey...Meanwhile, Eva finds her plans to inherit Joan and Wally's fortune slipping away faster than her sanity, thanks to a combination of sinister teenage quadruplets with foul mouths, and her unexpected role as lead suspect in a drug-trafficking plot
The great pursuit by Tom Sharpe( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Midden by Tom Sharpe( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 545 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
The wilt alternative by Tom Sharpe( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, the second of Tom Sharpe's chronicles about Henry Wilt, our hero is no longer the victim of his own uncontrolled fantasies. As Head of a reconstituted Liberal Studies Department he has assumed power without authority at the Fenland College of Arts & 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 an unflinching lack of sentimentality. Wilt's problems are compounded by nature in the shape of a rose bush, nostalgia, temporary infatuation with a foreign student and the hostility of medical services unwilling to attend to his most urgent needs. But it is only when Wilt becomes the unintentional participant in a terrorist siege that he is forced to find an answer to the problems of power, which have corrupted greater men than he. With a mental ingenuity born of his innate cowardice, Wilt fights for those liberal values which are threatened both by international terrorism and by the sophisticated methods of police anti- terrorist agents. In the confusion that follows, Wilt resumes his dialogue with the unflagging Inspector Flint and is himself subjected to the indignity of a psycho- political profile
The Gropes by Tom Sharpe( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 429 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
Grantchester grind : a Porterhouse chronicle by Tom Sharpe( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 419 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 throwback by Tom Sharpe( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 413 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
Ancestral vices by Tom Sharpe( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 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 )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 338 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 227 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 92 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 89 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 )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 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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