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Play to the End

(2004)
A novel by

 
 
Actor Toby Flood, formerly of big and small screen but now seldom seen on either, arrives in Brighton on the first Sunday in December with the other cast members of the Joe Orton play Lodger In The Throat. They have been on tour since September, but hopes of a West End transfer have been abandoned and they are all looking forward to the end of the run the following Saturday. Flood is visited that night by his estranged wife. Jenny, now living with wealthy entrepreneur Roger Colborn, whose country residence, Wickhurst Manor, lies just north of Brighton. Jenny runs a shop in the Lanes and is worried about a strange man who has taken to hanging around outside. Roger has dismissed her concerns, but she wants something done and hopes Toby will agree for old times' sake to follow the man to wherever he lives and get to the bottom of his behaviour. Reluctantly, Flood agrees. Next day he trails the man to his house and confronts him. Derek Osawin is an unemployed loner, who blames Colborn for his father's death from cancer, on account of dangerous practices at the long since closed plastics factory run by Roger and his father, the late Sir Walter Colborn.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: Play to the End (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Robert Goddard
ISBN: 1-84617-118-0 / 978-1-84617-118-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Play to the End
Author(s): Robert Goddard
ISBN: 0-593-04760-5 / 978-0-593-04760-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Play To The End
Author(s): Robert Goddard
ISBN: 0-552-16494-1 / 978-0-552-16494-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play to the End
Author(s): Robert Goddard
ISBN: 0-385-33918-6 / 978-0-385-33918-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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November 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Play To The End
Author(s): Robert Goddard
ISBN: 0-552-14879-2 / 978-0-552-14879-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play to the End
Author(s): Robert Goddard
ISBN: 0-593-04766-4 / 978-0-593-04766-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Play to the End
Author(s): Robert Goddard
ISBN: 1-4281-2519-1 / 978-1-4281-2519-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Play To The End
Author(s): Robert Goddard
ISBN: 1-85686-872-9 / 978-1-85686-872-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Play To The End
Author(s): Robert Goddard
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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April 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Play to the End: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Goddard
Publisher: Delta
Availability: Amazon