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'Wilt' author Tom Sharpe dies aged 85


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'Wilt' author Tom Sharpe dies aged 85

One of Britain’s best known authors, Tom Sharpe, has died aged 85 in northeast Spain.

His “Wilt” series of comedy books and other works such as “Porterhouse Blue” gained international recognition.

Sharpe spent part of his life in South Africa where he wrote anti-apartheid plays and was deported.

He later mocked the regime in his novel “Indecent Exposure”.