Gentlemen & Players

Gentlemen & Players

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/06/2006
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Synopsis

At St Oswald's, a long-established boys' grammar school in the north of England, a new year has just begun. 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, the eccentric veteran Latin master, 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.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552770026
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 346g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 30 mm

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Gentlemen & Players
Gentlemen and Players
A complex and twisted tale set in a public school, this is a departure from what her fans are used to but a truly cracking read. I sat in my messy garden (... READ MORE
noodles
Gentlemen & Players
It had been a long time.........
It had been a long time since I had read a Joanne Harris - really enjoyed it. Will have to catch up with some of her other books again.
Fiona Sharp
Gentlemen & Players
Very clever
This is a cleverly written and unusual story. Joanne Harris has used her experience of teaching to describe some fascinating characters. The story jumps fr... READ MORE
Lindielou
Gentlemen & Players
The twists and turns of boarding school life
I thought this book was superb. Although I figured out the "twist in the tail of the tale" very early on, I really enjoyed it. There were so many reflecti... READ MORE
Lance Mitchell
Gentlemen & Players
Gentlemen and Players
I could not put it down. Yet one needs to sleep. So I did. And at 2 am I woke up again. And had to keep on reading. Until the end.And then I was left with ... READ MORE
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Gentlemen & Players
Clever and complex!
This book was clever and gripping-- definitely worth a read!
Kylie Hull