The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing....
At the dawn of the new millennium, timid and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes. Young Esmond is powerless to escape, and his kidnap sets in motion a stream of farcical events.
©2009 Tom Sharpe; (P)2009 Isis Publishing
Tom Sharpe is still the 'laugh out loud' champion. Fun plot with all of the muddles and misunderstandings that he's famous for and a little twist at the end. GREAT
This is a typical Tom Sharpe comedy, full of wonderful characters put into very improbable but amusing situations.
The performance by Micheal Tudor Barnes was really engaging with a wide variety of voices for the the sometimes very eccentric characters.
It made me laugh out loud.
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