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Gentlemen & Players

Harris, Joanne

Verlag: Doubleday, London, 2005
ISBN 10: 0385603665 / ISBN 13: 9780385603669
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Titel: Gentlemen & Players

Verlag: Doubleday, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Signiert: Signed by Author

Auflage: First Edition.


512 pp. Page edges slightly grubby. Black boards bumped. Illustrated jacket shelf-worn. Signed by author on title page. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 031097

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The place is St Oswald's, an old and long-established boys' grammar school in the north of England. A new year has just begun, and for the staff and boys of the school, a wind of unwelcome change is blowing. Suits, paperwork and Information Technology rule the world and Roy Straitley, Latin master, eccentric, and veteran of St Oswald's, is finally - reluctantly - contemplating retirement. But beneath the little rivalries, petty disputes and everyday crises of the school, a darker undercurrent stirs. And a bitter grudge, hidden and carefully nurtured for thirteen years, is about to erupt.

Who is Mole, the mysterious insider, whose cruel practical jokes are gradually escalating towards violence - and perhaps, murder? And how can an old and half-forgotten scandal become the stone that brings down a giant?

Rezension: "[A ] gripping psychological thriller... Harris is one of our most accomplished novelists and GENTLEMEN & PLAYERS, with its pace, wit and acute observation, shows her at the top of her form' DAILY EXPRESS"

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"'With a lightness of touch, Harris illuminates just how resentment of privilege and exclusion can lead to violent resolutions... Marvellously mischievous' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING"

"'[A] clever story of obsession and revenge... Ms Harris has scored another success' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH"

"'A classic whodunnit with the characters carefully crafted and the tension at a knife edge' SUNDAY EXPRESS TOP TEN FICTION 2005"

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