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The Resource Mr. Toppit, Charles Elton

Mr. Toppit, Charles Elton

Label
Mr. Toppit
Title
Mr. Toppit
Statement of responsibility
Charles Elton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
And out of the Darkwood Mr. Toppit comes, and he comes not for you, or for me, but for all of us. 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 aganda 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. Spanning several decades, from the heyday of the British film industry after the war to the cut-throat world of show business in Los Angeles, Mr. Toppit is a riveting tale of the unexpected effects of sudden fame and fortune. Not since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up! has a novel managed to capture a family and a society to such wonderfully funny and painful effect
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
PLAYA
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Simon Vance
Series statement
Playaway
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Mr. Toppit, Charles Elton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
  • Title from Playaway label
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • "HDAUDIO."
  • Previously released by Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
cz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6ocm53082707
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (12 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441759665
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
13464
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mr. Toppit, Charles Elton
Publication
Note
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
  • Title from Playaway label
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • "HDAUDIO."
  • Previously released by Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
cz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6ocm53082707
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (12 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441759665
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
13464
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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