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British author Tom Sharpe dies aged 85

LONDON (Reuters) - British satirical author Tom Sharpe, known for his "Wilt" novel series, has died aged 85, publisher Random House said on Thursday.
/ Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British satirical author Tom Sharpe, known for his "Wilt" novel series, has died aged 85, publisher Random House said on Thursday.

The London-born author's "Wilt" series included six books of which the last, "The Wilt Inheritance", was published in 2010.

Sharpe's 1975 novel "Blott on the Landscape" was adapted into a six-part BBC television series in 1985 starring David Suchet as Blott.

(Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith; Editing by Janet Lawrence)