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Wilt on High : The Wilt Series : Book 3 - Tom Sharpe

Wilt on High

The Wilt Series : Book 3

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780099466482
Number Of Pages: 352

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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

About the Author

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 XXIIIème 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.

"The funniest writer now working in the English language" -- Stephen King "Tom Sharpe serves up the loudest laughs in literary comedy ... He is the great post-Waugh humorist, the Wodehouse who dares plunge into the botomless vulgarity and hysteria of our times, and a rattling good companion on a train journey" * Mail on Sunday * "A very funny book ... it is perfect stuff, vintage Sharpe" * Punch * "Tom Sharpe is back on form ... he stays Sharpe to the bottom of the glass" * Sunday Times * "Tom Sharpe is one of the funniest things that has happened to fiction recently" * Financial Times *

ISBN: 9780099466482
ISBN-10: 0099466481
Series: Wilt
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

Tom Sharpe


About the Author


Tom Sharpe was an English satirical author, born in London and educated at Lancing College and at Pembroke College, Cambridge. After National Service with the Royal Marines he moved to South Africa in 1951, doing social work and teaching in Natal, until deported in 1961.

His work in South Africa inspired the novels Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure. From 1963 until 1972 he was a History lecturer at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, which inspired his "Wilt" series Wilt, The Wilt Alternative, Wilt on High and Wilt in Nowhere.

He died in 2013 from complications of diabetes.

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