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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.
©1974 Tom Sharpe;
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By maxwell on 08-16-10

enjoyable satire

Wonderfully narrated satire.Tom sharpe is a clever writer and the narrator did a fantastic job of bringing the work to life. Somehow he micked the whole British class system with all of it's arrogance and crusty ignorance.I was actually dissappointed when it ended.

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By ernest drown on 01-01-15

Laugh your a** off!

A masterfully brilliant reading of one of the funniest books ever penned in the English language. A delight throughout; as good as Amis's Lucky Jim, which would be a good addition, btw.

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By Paul on 10-08-10

Excellent

A beautiful reading of a great story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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By Paul Gawdan on 01-12-17

Classic British farce and a glimpse in time.

This book is a classic British farce and full of beautiful language that illustrates the very essence of British bigotry and pomp. Be prepared for a roller coaster of humour alongside an avalanche of discomfort. The language and prejudice of the time is perfectly summarised in this book. Just as Skullion somehow loves and loathes his position in life, this book both celebrates condems and what it means to be British.

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