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Mr. Toppit

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A Letter to Readers from Charles EltonCharles Elton worked as a designer and editor in publishing before becoming a literary agent. Since 1991 he has worked in television and for the past ten years has been the executive producer in drama at ITV. Among … see full wiki

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Publisher: Other Press
2 reviews about Mr. Toppit
review by . September 27, 2011
This wonderful story within a story is an engaging and atmospheric read. The story of a family defined by the posthumous popularity of children's books written by a quiet father is poignant and rather dark. Luke and Rachel cannot escape their father's fame, and that inability has terrible consequences for them and for others in their orbit. Because the books first became popular in the US, the story bounces between harsh and modern LA and the soft woods of country England. Both environments are …
review by . September 27, 2011
This wonderful story within a story is an engaging and atmospheric read. The story of a family defined by the posthumous popularity of children's books written by a quiet father is poignant and rather dark. Luke and Rachel cannot escape their father's fame, and that inability has terrible consequences for them and for others in their orbit. Because the books first became popular in the US, the story bounces between harsh and modern LA and the soft woods of country England. Both environments are …
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