The Gropes
by Tom Sharpe (2007)


It is one of the more surprising facts about Old England that one can still find families living in the same houses their ancestors built centuries before and on land that has belonged to them since before the Norman Conquest. The Gropes of Grope Hall are one such family….

His last novel.

Apparently not his best, but entertaining anyway. As required by the genre this features dim-witted British folk doing stupid things in the name on satire and farce.

A fun read, but it does end abruptly, leaving a lot of plot threads hanging.