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.
Kommandant van Heerden of the South African Police Force takes to hanging around golf clubs, in the misguided belief that he is English to the core. But he takes things too far when he holidays in the colonial heartland, where Boers are despised as much as Black Africans.
Publisher: ARROW BOOKS
Author: TOM SHARPE