The Wilt Alternative

Bitingly funny and brilliantly written, The Wilt Alternative exposes the farcical anomalies, which have become the social norms of our time.

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Author: Tom Sharpe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407099903

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Henry Wilt is no longer the victim of his own uncontrolled fantasies. As Head of a reconstituted Liberal Studies Department he has assumed power without authority at the Fenland College of Arts & Technology and the fantasies he now confronts are those of political bigots and reactionary bureaucrats - in addition to his wife's enthusiasm for every Organic Alternative under the compost heap and the insistence of his quadruplets on looking at every problem with an unflinching lack of sentimentality. It is only when Wilt becomes the unintentional participant in a terrorist siege that he is forced to find an answer to the problems of power, which have corrupted greater men than he. With a mental ingenuity born of his innate cowardice, Wilt fights for those liberal values which are threatened both by international terrorism and by the sophisticated methods of police anti-terrorist agents. In the confusion that follows, Wilt resumes his dialogue with the unflagging Inspector Flint and is himself subjected to the indignity of a psycho-political profile. Bitingly funny and brilliantly written, The Wilt Alternative exposes the farcical anomalies, which have become the social norms of our time.

The Wilt Alternative

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Author: Davat BUkbu

Publisher: sasra

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In this, the second of Tom Sharpe's chronicles about Henry Wilt, our hero is no longer the victim of his own uncontrolled fantasies. As Head of a reconstituted Liberal Studies Department he has assumed power without authority at the Fenland College of Arts & Technology and the fantasies he now confronts are those of political bigots and reactionary bureaucrats- in addition to his wife's enthusiasm for every Organic Alternative under the compost heap and the insistence of his quadruplets on looking at every problem with an unflinching lack of sentimentality. Wilt's problems are compounded by nature in the shape of a rose bush, nostalgia, temporary infatuation with a foreign student and the hostility of medical services unwilling to attend to his most urgent needs. But it is only when Wilt becomes the unintentional participant in a terrorist siege that he is forced to find an answer to the problems of power, which have corrupted greater men than he. With a mental ingenuity born of his innate cowardice, Wilt fights for those liberal values which are threatened both by international terrorism and by the sophisticated methods of police anti- terrorist agents. In the confusion that follows, Wilt resumes his dialogue with the unflagging Inspector Flint and is himself subjected to the indignity of a psycho- political profile. Bitingly funny and brilliantly written, THE WILT ALTERNATIVE exposes the farcical anomalies, which have become the social norms of our time.

The Wilt Inheritance

(Wilt Series 5) Tom Sharpe. 'Oh, Eva, what have you done now?' muttered Wilt,
seeing the legal bill mounting by the minute. 'To make amends, she ... 'And my
wife has gone to make alternative funeral arrangements? How extraordinary?

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Author: Tom Sharpe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446409183

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Stuck in a job he doesn't want - but can't afford to lose - as nominal Head of the Communications Department at Fenland University, Wilt is still subject to the whims of The Powers That Be, both in and outside of work. The demands of his snobbish wife Eva, and the stupendous school fees of his despicable quadruplet daughters, cause him the biggest headaches... apart from the hangovers, that is. When Eva signs him up for a summer job, teaching the gun-toting idiot son of a lusty local aristocrat, Wilt is not amused. But, as circumstances unravel and the summer goes on, Wilt sees that the situation could be put to his financial advantage, as well as giving Eva some headaches of her own. With Tom Sharpe's famous dark humour in full evidence, and an explosive plot which takes its readers to places they never realised they wanted to visit, The Wilt Inheritance is another instant classic from the British master of farce.

Tom Sharpe

Three of Tom Sharpe's novels are collected in this volume: Wilt, The Wilt Alternative and Wilt on High.

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Author: Tom Sharpe

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 1850522243

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Page: 560

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Three of Tom Sharpe's novels are collected in this volume: Wilt, The Wilt Alternative and Wilt on High.

Books and Bookmen

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British Novelists Since 1960

... 1976 ; New York : Vintage , 1984 ) ; The Great Pursuit ( London : Secker &
Warburg , 1977 ; New York : Harper & Row , 1977 ) ; The Throwback ( London :
Secker & Warburg , 1978 ; New York : Vintage , 1984 ) ; The Wilt Alternative (
London ...

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Author: Merritt Moseley

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025049565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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Contains biographical sketches of representative British novelists whose work began to appear roughly around 1960.

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Sharpe , Tom WILT ON HIGH Random House $ 13 . 95 2 / ? SBN : 394 - 54480 -
3 Though The Wilt Alternative ( 1980 ) made it dismally clear that Sharpe had
pretty much exhausted the comic possibilities of the hapless , misanthropic Henry
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ISBN: UOM:39015036947698

Category: American literature

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Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

Trading Twelves

The main satirical target of The Wilt Alternative ( 1979 ) is law enforcement
agencies ( Peters 416 ) . In this novel , Henry Wilt and his four daughters must
take refuge in a compost heap at the same time that Eva Wilt battles through
ditches and ...

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Author: Don Lee Fred Nilsen

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015050148389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 561

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British writers of the 20th century have used humor in various ways in their works. This book surveys humor in British literature from Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934) through Douglas (Noel) Adams (1952-). The volume is divided into ten chapters, with the first chapter covering authors born between 1855 and 1869, and with later chapters each covering authors born during a particular decade. Each chapter discusses the humor, satire, parody, irony, comedy, and wit of individual authors and gives extensive bibliographical information about other critics who have done the same. The book is arranged chronologically according to the birth year of the author being discussed. Through this chronological arrangement, the reader may trace the evolution of British literary humor over time. An index allows the reader to locate individual authors alphabetically.

Contemporary Novelists

The Wilt Alternative . London , Secker and Warburg , 1979 ; New York , St . Martin
' s Press , 1981 ( ? ) . Ancestral Vices . London , Secker and Warburg , 1980 .
Vintage Stuff . London , Secker and Warburg , 1982 ; New York , Vintage , 1984 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015023710687

Category: American fiction

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British Novelists Since 1960 H Z

... ways ( as the South African novels had done earlier ) continues in The Wilt
Alternative ( 1979 ) , another siege novel . Henry Wilt , now a head of department
at Fenland College , tentatively reconciled to his wife , Eva , and busy with ...

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Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000031730242

Category: English fiction

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World Authors 1980 1985

Wilt, The Wilt Alternative, and Wilt on High feature the misadventures of Henry
Wilt, a Walter Mitty-like fantasist, a low-grade lecturer in “liberal studies" at a low-
grade technical college. His colleagues and students alike are appallingly stupid
 ...

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Author: Vineta Colby

Publisher: New York : H.W. Wilson Company

ISBN: UOM:49015002917434

Category: Reference

Page: 938

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Offers profiles of hundreds of modern authors, and includes brief descriptions of each writer's major works and their reception

The Bookseller

... Wilbur Smith (Heinemann, £7.95) PAPERBACKS Delia Smith's Cookery
Course Part 3 (BBC Publications, £4.25) (1, 5) Whip Hand, Dick Francis (Pan, £
1.50) (9, 1) Politics is for People, Shirley Williams (Penguin, £2.95) The Wilt
Alternative, ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3312319

Category: Bibliography

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The Bloomsbury Review

These neo- Rabelaisian fictions, in no particular order of rank or other public
offense are the following: Wilt, The Wilt Alternative, The Throwback, Vintage Stuff,
Blott on the Landscape, and The Great Pursuit. This last is a graphically
explosive, ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012141078

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Words on Cassette 2002

2 ) . 1995 . Price not set ( M95008 ) ; audio compact disk Price not set ( CD
M95008 ) Multi - Cultural Bks . The Breath of Life . The Winds of Love . The Winds
of Heaven , Spring Air , Cosmic Swirl . ALS Wilt Alternative . unabr . ed . Tom
Sharpe .

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Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 0835245160

Category: Reference

Page: 4891

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CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops

( wilt ) . Stevenson31 adds : Aschersonia cubensis , Aschersonia turbinata ,
Botryosphaeria quercuum , Cytospora palmicola , Escherichia coli , Flammula
earlei , Herpotrichia schieder - mayeriana , Hypocrea rufa , Marasmius sacchari ...

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Author: James A. Duke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849336201

Category: Science

Page: 544

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The CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops describes 128 crop plants that can be grown as alternatives to cultivated crops, such as tobacco, and narcotic crops, such as opium poppy. Material is presented in alphabetical order by genus and species and includes information on ecology, cultivation, harvesting, economics, and biotic factors. This book will be valuable to AID agents, domestic agricultural extension agents, and soil and crop professionals worldwide.

Alternative Kilns Firing Techniques

Her " Wally's Slip " and " Glaze Layer " formulas are in Glazes , Slips and
Colorants , on page 119 , where you'll also find a photo of the fired , broken slip
layer still adhered to the piece . bottom : Matt Wilt Implements , 2001 9 x 24 x 18
in ( 23 x ...

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Author: James C. Watkins

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579904556

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

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Demonstrating four different clay-firing techniques, this book illustrates the diverse results that each can produce.

Bacterial Wilt Disease

Bacterial wilt (BW), caused by Ralstonia solanacearum, is one of the most
important diseases of potato (Solanum ... a BW-resistant cultivar as an alternative
to ,Achat,, genotype selection for BW-resistance at EMBRAPA-Hortalicas began
in ...

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Author: Caitilyn Allen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540638873

Category: Science

Page: 447

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Jointly published with INRA, Paris. Bacterial wilt, caused by Ralstonia solanacearum, is a very destructive plant disease that attacks over 450 different species, including many of the most important economic crop plants. Often endemic, the bacterium transmits through the soil, penetrates the plant root system and eventually causes irreversible wilting and death. This book summarizes the current information on bacterial wilt for both the basic research community and for concerned professionals who are faced with the disease in the field, offering the latest approaches to diagnosis and control of the disease. Emphasis is placed on integrated and biologically sustainable control methods. Also presented is the most recent genetic/biochemical research exploring the interaction between the bacterium and its plant host at the molecular level.