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Mr Toppit

(2009)
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When Arthur Hayman, an unsuccessful screenwriter turned children's book author, is accidentally hit by a cement truck in London, his dying moments are spent with a passing American tourist, Laurie Clow, who is fated to bring posthumous fame to his obscure series, The Hayseed Chronicles, and the enigmatic and sinister Mr. Toppit who is at the center of the books. While Arthur doesn't live to reap the benefits of his books' success, his legacy falls to his widow, Martha, and their children - the fragile Rachel, and Luke, reluctantly immortalized as the fictional Luke Hayseed, hero of his father's books. But others want their share of the Hayseed phenomenon, particularly Laurie, who has a mysterious agenda of her own that changes all of their lives as Martha, Rachel, and Luke begin to crumble under the heavy burden of their inheritance.

Spanning several decades, from the heyday of the postwar British film industry to today's cutthroat world of show business in Los Angeles, Mr. Toppit is a riveting debut novel that captures an extraordinary family and their tragic brush with fame to wonderfully funny and painful effect.

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Hardback Editions

November 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mr Toppit (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 1-4084-3111-4 / 978-1-4084-3111-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 0-670-91781-8 / 978-0-670-91781-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 1-4088-8488-7 / 978-1-4088-8488-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 1-59051-390-8 / 978-1-59051-390-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Other Press
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 1-4084-3112-2 / 978-1-4084-3112-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 0-670-91782-6 / 978-0-670-91782-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Other Press
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 0-14-103800-4 / 978-0-14-103800-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Mr. Toppit (Library Edition)
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 1-4417-5959-X / 978-1-4417-5959-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mr. Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 1-4417-5962-X / 978-1-4417-5962-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mr. Toppit (Library Edition)
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 1-4417-5960-3 / 978-1-4417-5960-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Mr. Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
ISBN: 1-4417-5963-8 / 978-1-4417-5963-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mr Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Mr. Toppit
Author(s): Charles Elton
Publisher: Other Press
Availability: Amazon