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Porterhouse Blue By Tom Sharpe

Porterhouse Blue
by Tom Sharpe

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Porterhouse College is world renowned for its gastronomic excellence, the arrogance of its Fellows, its academic mediocrity and the social cache it confers on the athletic sons of country families.
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Porterhouse Blue: (Porterhouse Blue Series 1) by Tom Sharpe

Porterhouse College is world renowned for its gastronomic excellence, the arrogance of its Fellows, its academic mediocrity and the social cache it confers on the athletic sons of country families. Sir Godber Evans, ex-Cabinet Minister and the new Master, is determined to change all this. Spurred on by his politically angular wife, Lady Mary, he challenges the established order and provokes the wrath of the Dean, the Senior Tutor, the Bursar and, most intransigent of all, Skullion the Head Porter - with hilarious and catastrophic results.

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Porterhouse Blue Reviews


"Terrific. It is light years since I read anything so original ... (the) character drawing is wonderful ... a very good book" -- P.G. Wodehouse
"A toppling house of comic cards that knock you flat. He is the funniest author to have emerged for years" * Observer *
"Chuckling good fun, a glorious romp" * Sunday Express *
"This supremely entertaining book is guaranteed to make you laugh" * Books & Bookmen *
"Tom Sharpe makes me laugh loud and long ... He offers so much to delight in" -- Ion Trewin * The Times *

About Tom Sharpe


Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his national service in the Marines before moving 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, and from 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. He is the author of sixteen bestselling novels, including Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape, which were serialised on television, and Wilt, which was made into a film. In 1986 he was awarded the XXIIIeme Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret, and in 2010 he was awarded the inaugural BBK La Risa de Bilbao Prize. Tom Sharpe died in June 2013 at his home in northern Spain.

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NGR9780099435464
Porterhouse Blue: (Porterhouse Blue Series 1) by Tom Sharpe
Tom Sharpe
Porterhouse Blue
New
Paperback
Cornerstone
2002-11-07
336
0099435462
9780099435464
N/A
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