Porterhouse Blue

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 130 ratings

Porterhouse Blue Publisher's Summary

To Porterhouse College, Cambridge, famous for rowing, low academic standards. and a proud cuisine, comes a new Master, an ex-grammar-school boy, demanding Firsts, women students, a self-service canteen, and a slot-machine for contraceptives. There is considerable opposition to this challenge to the established order, in the form of Skullion, the intransigent porter at Porterhouse, who is determined that the hallowed traditions of the College will never change.
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  • Book 1

    • Porterhouse Blue

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Griff Rhys Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    To Porterhouse College, Cambridge, famous for rowing, low academic standards. and a proud cuisine, comes a new Master, an ex-grammar-school boy, demanding Firsts, women students, a self-service canteen, and a slot-machine for contraceptives. There is considerable opposition to this challenge to the established order, in the form of Skullion, the intransigent porter at Porterhouse, who is determined that the hallowed traditions of the College will never change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable satire

    • By maxwell on 08-16-10

    Regular price: $17.05

  • Book 2

    • Grantchester Grind

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    The instinct of the true Porterhouse man faced with a crisis is to reach for the bottle and then to fall back on the subtle tactical skills honed at Cambridge down the centuries: blackmail and kidnap. But will these be enough? Menaced on all sides - by the collapse of the Chapel, by the tentacles of organised crime, and by the hovering threat of the abominable Dog’s Nose Man - will Porterhouse be forced to unleash the most fearsome weapon in its armoury - the college food?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tom Sharpe Gets Dull

    • By Constant Reader on 05-09-13

    Regular price: $20.34