Gentleman and players. by Peris Jones

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Published by Downend Local History Society in Downend, Bristol .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Grace, -- family.

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Open LibraryOL15351246M
ISBN 100951519603
OCLC/WorldCa655410559

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Gentlemen and Players is a bit of a cat and mouse thriller that effectively uses a chess analogy throughout the novel. Lots of twists and turns in this mystery. Many of the characters' names are cleverly used to offer some insights and hints/5.

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At its heart, with its finite cast of characters from which we know the villain and the victims must come, Gentlemen and Players is a classic "country house" whodunit. However, it is also a deliciously complicated literary thriller set in two time periods with three narrative perspectives, which also serves as a fine cautionary tale.

The title is never explained in the book, but refers to how, in the past, members of cricket teams were either “Gentleman” (the were rich and played without pay) or “Players” (played for pay).

This book is a lot about class differences. The book has a few Latin terms. Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris pp, Doubleday, £ Harris has clearly mounted a campaign for world domination of the book-group market.

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Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Gentlemen and Players; A teacher at a fancy British boys' boarding school begins to investigate a series of accidents and near death occurrences in the school community, and suspects one of the new teachers.

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Introduction (Gentlemen AND Players Audere, agere, auferre. To dare, to strive, to conquer. 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.

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Gentlemen and Players Old Raffles may or may not have been an exceptional criminal, but as a cricketer I dare swear he was unique. Himself a dangerous bat, a brilliant field, and perhaps the very finest slow bowler of his decade, he took incredibly little interest in the game at large.

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