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Gentlemen and Players
by Joanne Harris

RRP €11.35

Gentlemen and Players
by Author Name Joanne Harris

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List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 127 x 30mm, 512pp
Publication date: 05 Jun 2006
Publisher: Black Swan
ISBN-13: 9780552770026


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.


"[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 "[A] delicious black comedy ... the plot is so cleverly constructed, the tension so unflagging, you'd think she'd been writing thrillers all her life" DAILY MAIL "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)