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Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris
Gentlemen & Players is set at the fictional St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys. It is narrated by two different men. The first is Roy Straitley, a Latin master beginning his 100th term. The other is anonymous, but is a man with a phony ID masquerading as a teacher. The anonymous narrator is the son of a previous school caretaker and he often flashes back to his memories of the school he couldn't attend but that still played a central role in his life. Now he's back to take his revenge. Joanne Harris, a former schoolteacher herself, explores the world of haves and have nots and keeps her anonymous narrator's identity hidden until the very end. Gentlemen & Players has received positive reviews with The Independent saying, "Harris has taken what Benjamin Disraeli termed 'the microcosm of a public school' and slotted her own romantic teachings into the curriculum to produce a wildly entertaining lesson on the twin perils of envy and elitism."