Tom Sharpe - Porterhouse Blue (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780099435464
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.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
- Published : 1974 (This Ed. 2002 - Random House)
- ISBN : 9780099435464
- SKU : B000621
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The first book I've read that made me genuinely laugh out loud.
Porterhouse Blue is a disarming satire on elitism and the upper class. Complete with a cast of characters that parody everything we come to expect from a group of sheltered privileged council members of a Cambridge college stuck in the past.
Tom Sharpe masterfully blends humour with acidity. A thoroughly enjoyable read." - Goodreads Review.
"Wonderfully rueful and utterly hilarious, Tom Sharpe’s account of schemes and shenanigans in a venerable Cambridge college manages to skewer both reactionary traditionalists and self-righteous liberals." - Waterstones.
'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.
Thomas Ridley Sharpe (30 March 1928 - 6 June 2013) was an English satirical novelist, best known for his Wilt series, as well as Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape, which were both adapted for television.
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