Review - Gentlemen and Players by Joanne HarrisChips meets The Bad Seed. After thirty years at St. A troublemaker. A boy with darkness inside. With insolvency and academic failure looming, a new headmaster arrives at the venerable school, bringing with him new technology, sharp suits, and even girls to the dusty corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist these steps toward the future, a shadow from his past begins to stir again. A boy capable of terrible things.
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There are several new teachers joining the school as the story starts. What do you think of the author' s style? She has become such a fixture of the middlebrow market that it' s hard to believe it' s only six years since Joanne Harris broke into. A dark psychological thriller, some of the themes may be partly based on Harris' experiences as a teacher at Leeds Grammar School. Oswald' s " like a physical ache, " so much so that the school, the students, the grounds become an unhealthy and eventually sociopathic obsession. Reading guide for Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris - discussion guide for book clubs.
I would recommend reading the book instead of my spoilers. The book takes place at St. There are several new teachers at St. Julian hates the school because of what happened there when he was a child. He is there now to destroy to school. Straitley, meanwhile, tries to figure why all these bad things are happening to the school. Twenty years ago, Julian was the 11 year old child of the groundskeeper of St.
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