British author, Tom Sharpe has died in Llafranc in Catalonia, Spain aged 85 due to complications from his diabetes.

He was known for witty and bawdy stories that satirised institutions and authority, from his 'Wilt' series, where a hapless university lecturer finds himself in increasingly funny and hopeless situations as a result of his desire to get through the day uunscathed, to 'Porterhouse Blue' that took a sharp blade and blunt axe to the pretentions of ancient academ...

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