RIP Tom Sharpe

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RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:54 am

The British author Tom Sharpe, who wrote the 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue, has died aged 85.

Sharpe, who was born in London in 1928, died in the coastal town of Llafranc in north eastern Spain on Thursday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22795507
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Dotsie » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:15 am

RIP Tom :(
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby michelanCello » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:19 am

I didn't know him or his works, but still sad... RIP
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:25 am

Mici. Somebody loaned me one of his books many years ago.

I got on the train home from work, got out the book, and about five pages later, had to put the book away as I was laughing hysterically and people were looking at me! :oops:
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:34 am

And Blott on the Landscape. :( I recently found the whole series on DVD in a charity shop and thought Geraldine James would make a really good Lady Sybil.

RIP Tom.
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:35 am

Blott was made by the BBC.

ITV did Porterhouse Blue, if I remember correctly.
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:05 pm

Sad news RIP Tom :cry:
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Ghost » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:09 pm

I enjoy his books RIP Tom
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:25 pm

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones did "Wilt" if I remember correctly. There was a lot of questions asked by viewers about where they could get such a lifelike blow-up doll. :lol: The Misadventures of Mr Wilt.
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:44 pm

It was Wilt that had my hysterical on the train!!
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Penfold » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:54 pm

RIP. :(

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Tom Sharpe RIP

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:48 pm

The author Tom Sharpe, who wrote the 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue, along with the Wilt series and others has died aged 85.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22795507
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Re: Tom Sharpe RIP

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:55 pm

Edited to remove previous post.
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Re: RIP Tom Sharpe

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:14 pm

I have merged the two topics. :) I'm starting to get the hang of this moderating malarkey. :lol:
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Tom Sharpe Rest in Peace

Postby janet » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:02 pm

Wilt, Blot, Porterhouse........
Thank you Tom Sharpe for so much enjoyment and R.I.P.
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