The Midden by Tom Sharpe

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Spectacular mayhem ensues when Timothy Brights, in typically dim fashion, lands in bed with the Chief Constable’s wife. And things go seriously wrong when the Chief Constable tries to frame his old adversary, the upright Miss Midden.

About Tom Sharpe

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Tom Sharpe was born in 1928. He did his National Service in the Marines before going to South Africa in 1951 where he was a social worker, and a teacher in Natal. From 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology.
Published November 17, 1997 by Overlook Hardcover. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Satirist Sharpe returns after a lengthy hiatus, anger undimmed, in an alternately cruel and hilarious tale of greed set in a contemporary Britain blighted by the appetites set loose during Margaret Thatcher's reign.

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The CC, Sir Arnold Gonders, is a rotten piece of work, a bent copper in well with the local white-collar crooks (some bitterly satirical fun here at the expense of the Thatcherite mentality), and much of the novel consists of him trying to get rid of a trussed-up Tim while dealing with his dim wi...

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