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Wilt on High

Wilt on High

by Tom Sharpe

Publisher Secker & Warburg

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About the book

Wilt is back - in form, and in a good deal of trouble.

Henry 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 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.

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About the Author

Tom Sharpe

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" seriesWilt,The Wilt Alternative,Wilt on HighandWilt in Nowhere.

His novels feature bitter and outrageous satire of the apartheid regime (Riotous Assemblyand its sequel Indecent Exposure), dumbed- or watered-down education (theWilt series), English class snobbery (Ancestral Vices,Porter house Blue, Grantchester Grind), the literary world (The Great Pursuit), political extremists of all stripes, political correctness, bureaucracy and stupidity in general.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Fine first edition with slight yellowing to the pages and some bruising to the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with some very small signs of bumping to the top and the bottom of the spine.

    This book is located in our Brighton shop and may take longer for delivery.

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