Gentlemen and Players: A Novel

by Joanne Harris | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060559144 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingthegoaliegirlwing of Vancouver, Washington USA on 11/17/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingthegoaliegirlwing from Vancouver, Washington USA on Monday, November 17, 2008
Thank you for finding this book and welcome to bookcrossing! Bookcrossing is a wonderful place to share your love of reading with people all over the world. You can remain anonymous but if you do, you won't be able to get notification each time someone else journals this book. Following this books travels is very fun. Again, welcome to bookcrossing!

Journal Entry 2 by Dove-i-Libri from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, November 29, 2008
Oh, thank you! I rec'd this book in today's mail! What a great surprise! Joanne Harris is one of my favorites. I hope I get to this book soon!

Journal Entry 3 by Dove-i-Libri at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Thursday, October 29, 2015

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"... Gentlemen & Players is a novel by Joanne Harris first published in 2005. A dark psychological thriller, some of the themes may be partly based on Harris' experiences as a teacher at Leeds Grammar School. Set in the present day during Michaelmas term at St Oswald's, a grammar school for boys somewhere in the North of England, the book is a psychological thriller about class distinctions, damaged childhood, secrets, identity and revenge.

St Oswald's is a long-established boys' grammar school in the North of England. A new academic year has just begun and change is afoot. Roy Straitley, the Classics master and a veteran of St Oswald's, is contemplating retirement. Increased paperwork, computers, Health & Safety and a new generation of administrators have finally persuaded him that he no longer has a place in the world of education. However, St Oswald's is about to suffer a cataclysmic upheaval.

It begins with a series of small acts of mischief conducted by someone on school premises. At first, no one thinks of connecting these seemingly isolated incidents. But gradually, as the incidents become increasingly serious, it becomes clear that someone with inside knowledge is intent on causing real damage. Only Mr Straitley may have the key to the identity of the mysterious saboteur - but can he expose the enemy in time to prevent a murder?
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