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Mr Toppit

Author: Charles Elton; William Rycroft
Publisher: Leicester : Clipper audio, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When 'The Hayseed Chronicles', an obscure series of children's books, become world-famous millions of readers debate the significance of that enigmatic last line and the shadowy figure of Mr Toppit who dominates the books. The author, Arthur Hayman, an unsuccessful screenwriter mown down by a concrete truck in Soho, never reaps the benefits of the books' success. The legacy passes to his widow, Martha, and her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Elton; William Rycroft
ISBN: 9781407447339 1407447335
OCLC Number: 470891084
Notes: Clipper audio Books: CX 516.
Complete and unabridged.
Credits: Narrated by William Rycroft.
Performer(s): Read by William Rycroft.
Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.)
Responsibility: Charles Elton ; read by William Rycroft.

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"When 'The Hayseed Chronicles', an obscure series of children's books, become world-famous millions of readers debate the significance of that enigmatic last line and the shadowy figure of Mr Toppit who dominates the books. The author, Arthur Hayman, an unsuccessful screenwriter mown down by a concrete truck in Soho, never reaps the benefits of the books' success. The legacy passes to his widow, Martha, and her children - the fragile Rachel, and Luke, reluctantly immortalised as Luke Hayseed, the central character of his father's books. But others want their share, particularly Laurie, the overweight stranger from California, who comforts Arthur as he lies dying, and has a mysterious agenda of her own that changes all their lives. For buried deep in the books lie secrets which threaten to be revealed as the family begins to crumble under the heavy burden of their inheritance. "--Publisher description.

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