by Tom Sharpe
✅ Editor: Cornerstone
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When Miss Hazelstone de Jacaranda Park kills her Zulu cook in a sensational crime of passion, the gallant members of the South African police are soon on the scene: Kommandant van Heerden, whose secret desire of the heart of an English gentleman leads to the most memorable of the transplant operation yet recorded; Luitenant Verkramp of the Directorate of Security, still active in the pursuit of Communist cells; Konstabel Els, with his propensity to shoot first and not think later – and alsoIn the course of the following strange events, we encounter some very esoteric perversions when the Kommandant is held captive in Miss Hazelstone’s remarkable rubber room, and some even more incredible of all the perversions of justice when the brother Miss Hazelstone, the Bishop of Barotseland, is sentenced to hang on the old gallows in the local prisonNot a “political”, novel in any sense imagined before, Tapageuse Assembly has provided a new approach to the South African scene – a surprising approach in its deadpan and savagery, but also outrageously funny
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