Harris goes back to school for gripping read

{ "b" : "Gentlemen & Players," , "cite" : "by Joanne Harris, Doubleday, €14."}

29th October, 2005

{ "b" : "Gentlemen & Players," , "cite" : "by Joanne Harris, Doubleday, €14."}

The Michaelmas term has started at St Oswald's grammar school for boys, and the opening lines of Gentlemen & Players spell a warning of mischief and murder.

The story is narrated by two voices: Snyde, a new teacher whose father, the school porter, left ignominiously 15 years ago, and Roy Straitley, Latin master and seasoned campaigner, who is hoping to make his century of terms...

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