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Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his National Service in the Marines before going 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. From 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the XXXIII-me Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret. He divides his time between Cambridge and Spain.

Tom Sharpe died in June 2013.

If you like Tom Sharpe you might also like to read books by Nigel Williams, Ian Sansom and Marina Lewycka.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Tom Sharpe

The Wilt Inheritance by Tom Sharpe
The Wilt Inheritance
Tom Sharpe
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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/05/2011
Wilt In Nowhere by Tom Sharpe
Wilt In Nowhere
Tom Sharpe
Do you know it’s been 20 years since we had a Wilt novel and I honestly thought we’d never have another. It has also been eight years since we had a new Tom Sharpe and now he has really come...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2005

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