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The Gropes

(2009)
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The hilarious new novel from bestselling author Tom Sharpe.

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.

A brilliantly funny novel about what happens when the women take charge. 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 or not.

At the dawn of the new millennium, tired 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 that will have readers laughing out loud.

Tom Sharpe's trademark humour abounds in this new novel, marking him out once again as an outstanding storyteller.

Genre: General Fiction
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Used availability for Tom Sharpe's The Gropes

Hardback Editions

September 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
ISBN: 0-09-193089-8 / 978-0-09-193089-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
ISBN: 0-09-953468-1 / 978-0-09-953468-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 2010 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
ISBN: 0-09-953469-X / 978-0-09-953469-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
ISBN: 0-09-193090-1 / 978-0-09-193090-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
ISBN: 0-7531-4953-2 / 978-0-7531-4953-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
ISBN: 0-7531-4954-0 / 978-0-7531-4954-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
ISBN: 0-7531-4955-9 / 978-0-7531-4955-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2009 : UK MP3 CD

Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
ISBN: 0-7531-4956-7 / 978-0-7531-4956-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gropes
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU