Viewing Entry - Mr. Toppit (E14139) by Elton, Charles.
Playing time for epub/audio formats : 10 hours 30 minutes
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Domestic fiction. Children's literature -- Fiction. Families -- Fiction.
When an obscure series of children's books becomes world famous millions of readers debate the significance of that enigmatic last line and of the shadowy figure, 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. But others want their share, particularly Laurie, the overweight stranger from California who comforted Arthur as he lay dying and has a mysterious agenda of her own that will change 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.