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, when he was deported… From 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the XXXIIIème Grand Prix de l’Humour Noir Xavier Forneret. He is married and lives in Cambridge.
THE GREAT PURSUIT
A totally filthy novel to put the literary world in spasms – but sure to make a shameful pile of money in America. Frensic, a literary agent with a ‘nose for a bestseller’ (as well as port and snuff), places this hot property with Hutchmeyer – who is the least respected publisher in the world. And a gullible author is despatched across the Atlantic for a chaotic publicity tour…
Publisher: ARROW BOOKS
Author: TOM SHARPE