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With insolvency and academic failure looming, a new broom has arrived at the venerable school, bringing Powerpoint, sharp suits and even sixth form girls to the dusty corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist this march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring. A boy who even twenty years on haunts his teacher's dreams. A boy capable of bad things.
Closing date: 30/06/2021
'A magnificently plotted and twisty journey to the heart of a 24-year-old crime...darkly humorous...constantly wrongfoots and misdirects...up to a satisfyingly eccentric conclusion.' Observer
'Slowly, Harris reveals tiny clues, withholding full explanations until the startling denouement. Classy writing, sensitive and moving.' The Times
'Harris pulls off an impeccable thriller denouement...consistently entertaining. -- John Dugdale Sunday Times
'A masterpiece of misdirection.' -- Val McDermid
's laugh along the way ... exquisitely sinister... Part black comedy, part thriller, and totally enjoyable.' Daily Mail
Publication date: 09/02/2017
|Publication date:||9th February 2017|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into a major film starring Juliette Binoche), Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Jigs & Reels, and, with Fran Warde, The French Kitchen: A Cookbook. She lives in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, with her husband and daughter. Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on JOANNE HARRIS I have thoroughly enjoyed all Joanne Harris’s books but Gentlemen and Players I quite simply adored. I loved the character Roy Straightley, an aging Classic’s teacher with a dicky heart, clinging tenaciously to honest old values, his delightfully ironic sense ...More About Joanne Harris