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ISBN:
1850897034
ISBN13:
978-1850897033
Author:
Geoffrey Matthews,Tom Sharpe
Publisher:
Isis Audio; Library edition edition (May 1, 1994)
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1764 kb
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1468 kb
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Rating:
4.8

The Throwback is a 1978 satirical novel by Tom Sharpe.

The Throwback is a 1978 satirical novel by Tom Sharpe. It has been released as a recorded book in two formats: in an abridged version by HarperCollins Audio read by Simon Callow (. ISBN 0001050761) and unabridged by ISIS Audio Books read by Geoffrey Matthews (. ISBN 185695692X).

Home Tom Sharpe The Throwback. No, no, you mustn’t,’ she cried in the mistaken belief that the Colonel’s guilt had got the better of him and that he was about to castrate himself, ‘for my sake you mustn’t.

Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his national service in the Marines before going 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 novels, including Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape which were serialised on television, and Wilt which was made into a film.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. One of Tom Sharpe's wittiest. i laughed out loud a few times, but mostly sniggered at Lockhart's exploits, his Grandfather's views on everything and Dodd Flawse Hall's jack-of-all-trades

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. i laughed out loud a few times, but mostly sniggered at Lockhart's exploits, his Grandfather's views on everything and Dodd Flawse Hall's jack-of-all-trades. If you are new to Tom Sharpe, 'The Throwback' would be a good start to a life long love of this author. If you are an old friend. First meet young Lockhart Flawse from Flawse Hall on Flawse Fell. Then hear his story of gassing, whipping, blowing up.

Very few books make me laugh out loud but this one did and it brought tears to my eyes. The best Tom Sharpe novel I have read. Jun 24, 2012 Lynn Neeves rated it it was amazing.

Sharpe To. om Sharpe The Throwback Chapter one It could be said of Lockhart Flawse when he carried his bride, Jessica, nee Sandicott, across the threshold of 12 Sandicott . Читать онлайн The Throwback. Sharpe Tom. Tom Sharpe. om Sharpe The Throwback Chapter one It could be said of Lockhart Flawse when he carried his bride, Jessica, nee Sandicott, across the threshold of 12 Sandicott Crescent, East Pursley, Surrey, that he was entering into married life with as little preparedness for its hazards and happiness as he had entered the world at five past seven on Monday, 6 September 1956, promptly killing his mother in the process.

Title: The Throwback. This is the first Tom Sharpe book ive ever read, my son and hubby had read it years ago and i always remember them chuckling away whilst reading it, but never got around to reading it myself, so when i saw this for sale i thought yeah im going to read it and oh boy im so glad i did, it is so. funny and well written, i shall be on the look out for more of his books to read.

Reviews:
  • Ballazan
I absolutely love this story. Here's the Wiki summary:
The plot is based around the ancient Flawse family, landed gentry based at the falling-down Flawse Hall, (near "Flawse Fell") in the wilds of Northumberland, just south of the Anglo-Scottish border. The single remaining family member is a cantankerous octenegarian named Edwin Tyndale Flawse. His illegitimate grandson Lockhart (aka "the Bastard") combines sexual and educational innocence with an alarming propensity for violence when he or his wife is threatened. The old man was born in the late 19th century, and his main aim in the very autumn years of his life is to find the father of his bastard grandchild and flog him within an inch of his life.
I loved this book the first time I read it. And the second time. And when I decided that I wanted to read it a third time, I purchased a copy off Amazon. It was worth it. I enjoy his other books as well but this is my favorite. What a story!
  • CopamHuk
My first reading of The Throwback some 40 years ago had me laughing out load, so much so that tears streamed down my cheeks and was rendered speechless much to the consternation of other flight crew members in the Pilots’ Lounge in some airport. Reading it again 40 years later in the local doctor’s waiting room in the French village where I live changed nothing but the appalled looks of concerned French villagers for a demented Englishman crying out laughing uproariously at his electronic book as tears flowed down his cheeks.

This book should carry a warning as to where it should be read. Only a tax inspector would not find it hilarious. Let your imagination run riot as Tom Sharpe intended.
  • Mr_TrOlOlO
I laughed uproariously all through reading this book. Literally had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. BUT ... some folks to whom I recommended it said they didn't think it was that funny, or even funny at all. Why? Well if you read some of the professional reviews of the book that will give you a clue about why I say so. The book is about a guy's "evil" plots to get even for the theft of his inheritance. It's the dialog, attitudes, and accidental happenings regarding the main characters that is so preposterously ridiculous that made me laugh so hard. So, you'll have to pay your money and take your chances. My guess, however, is that if you're a true Monty Python lover (as in the dead parrot, the Black Knight - "None shall pass!," or the "I'd like to report a burglary" funny voices skits) then you, too, will howl with laughter at this raucous book.
  • caster
Either you adore Tom Sharpe or you hate him. For one who adores his kind of black and bizarre humor, this is a winner. And the writer is beautifully articulate, and certainly knows how to turn a phrase. I have been a longtime admirer of Mr. Sharpe, and have read many of his novels. They never disappoint!
  • X-MEN
The adventures of Lockhart Flawse (The Bastard) as he is known to his Grandfather who is his sole family. Watch as he grows and matures, experiences life, love and loss.

One of Tom Sharpe's wittiest. i laughed out loud a few times, but mostly sniggered at Lockhart's exploits, his Grandfather's views on everything and Dodd Flawse Hall's jack-of-all-trades.

If you are new to Tom Sharpe, 'The Throwback' would be a good start to a life long love of this author. If you are an old friend ... enjoy.
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Guffaws galore
  • Brightfury
This book is probably the funniest piece of writing I've ever encountered. I literally laughed so hard I cried the first time I read it. Sharpe is a terrific writer of black comedy, and in my opinion (having read all his books) this is his best work. You will NOT be sorry with this purchase!
If you enjoy this sort of crazy slapstick humour you will enjoy Tom Sharp.