Tom Sharpe, author of Riotous Assembly, Porterhouse Blue, etc, dies aged 85.

The writer Tom Sharpe in 1997

Tom Sharpe, whose savage pen and biting turns of phrase helped to earn him the title of the master of British farce, has died aged 85.

Sharpe, author of Porterhouse Blue and the Wilt series of novels, passed away at his home in Catalonia following complications related to diabetes, according to Spanish reports.

Source: the Guardian.

It’s only a couple of months ago that I re-read The Great Pursuit.

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