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Gentlemen & players

By: Harris, Joanne

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0552770027 / 9780552770026
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823.914
05/06/2006
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England
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20 cm 511 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2005.
The eagerly awaited new novel from the bestselling author of CHOCOLAT

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?

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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