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Gentlemen and Players: A Novel (P.S.)
by Joanne Harris

Published: 2006-12-26
Paperback : 422 pages
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For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than thirty years. This year, however, the wind of unwelcome change is blowing, ...

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For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than thirty years. This year, however, the wind of unwelcome change is blowing, and Straitley is finally, reluctantly, contemplating retirement. As the new term gets under way, a number of incidents befall students and faculty alike, beginning as small annoyances but soon escalating in both number and consequence. St. Oswald's is unraveling, and only Straitley stands in the way of its ruin. But he faces a formidable opponent with a bitter grudge and a master strategy that has been meticulously planned to the final, deadly move.

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by [email protected] (see profile) 07/24/18

Sorry for the stinker girls!! I will do a better job next time.


 
  "Slow start, surprising end"by idavaa (see profile) 04/16/12

The book started slowly, but as the story unfolded I had to keep reading and the surprising and clever end made it worth the read.

 
  "Pretty good story, but not partucularly mezmerizing"by ellentambo (see profile) 10/14/08

I had a difficult time staying interested. It kept jumping from past to present and it was sometimes difficult to tell when it did that mid-chapter, and who was who in the present and past (since the main... (read more)

 
  "The revenge one seeks at being left at the door without being let in."by Snuzaroo (see profile) 01/14/08

Lots of twist and turns and unexpected endings. Like the way Ms Harris set up the novel using the chapters as Chess pieces. A very Gentlemen and players type of game and novel

 
  "A mystery with complex and surprising relationships in a British secondary school"by Suzhou93 (see profile) 10/19/07

Interesting twists and fully developed characters with a depth that I would not have expected in a mystery.

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