"Confirms that he had inherited the mantle of the late P.G. Wodehouse. This is deliciously English comedy" (Guardian
"Extremely funny . . . Mr Sharpe's dialogues is nifty, imaginative, enjoyable" (Peter Ackroyd The Spectator
"I laughed out loud, I really did . . . Tom Sharpe is nowhere more buoyant than when mounting catastrophic scenes of hilarious mayhem" (The 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
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One of the best-loved post-war comic novels, made into a memorable BBC series starring David Suchet.
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