Blott on the Landscape [NOOK Book]

Overview

'Extremely funny ... Mr Sharpe's dialogues is nifty, imaginative, enjoyable' - PETER ACKROYD, Spectator



'I laughed out loud, I really did ... Tom Sharpe is nowhere more buoyant than when mounting catastrophic scenes of hilarious mayhem' - Statesman



'A very funny writer indeed ... Tom Sharpe's comedy lies as much in his language and the...

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Blott on the Landscape

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Overview

'Extremely funny ... Mr Sharpe's dialogues is nifty, imaginative, enjoyable' - PETER ACKROYD, Spectator



'I laughed out loud, I really did ... Tom Sharpe is nowhere more buoyant than when mounting catastrophic scenes of hilarious mayhem' - Statesman



'A very funny writer indeed ... Tom Sharpe's comedy lies as much in his language and the pace of the dialogue as in the outrageous muddles and confusions of his comic situations' The Times



'This exuberant novel will cheer all those who dislike bureaucracy' Daily Telegraph



'Farcical in the best sense: Blott on the Landscape is as tense and compelling as any good detective novel' The Times

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This farcical 1975 novel pits the good-hearted Lady Maude against the diabolical Sir Giles, who plans to ruin the local countryside by constructing a highway that will serve little purpose other than lining his pockets. The fight against bureaucracy makes for deft comedy. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446474556
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 737,598
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his national service in the Marines before moving 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, and from 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology.



He is the author of sixteen bestselling novels, including Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape, which were serialised on television, and Wilt, which was made into a film. In 1986 he was awarded the XXIIIème Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret, and in 2010 he was awarded the inaugural BBK La Risa de Bilbao Prize. Tom Sharpe died in June 2013 at his home in northern Spain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2009

    highly amusing

    I love Brit comedies on the telly. This book is very funny and loaded with offbeat characters engaged in highly amusing escapades.

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