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Gervase Phinn taught in a range of schools for fourteen years until, in 1984, he became General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham. Four years later he was appointed Senior General Inspector for English and Drama with North Yorkshire County Council and was subsequently made Principal Adviser for the county. He is now a freelance lecturer and adviser, and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Teesside.

He has lectured widely in this country and has published many articles on the use of English in education. He has published collections of his own plays and stories and has contributed to several anthologies; his own anthology of poems, Classroom Creatures, has also been published.


Gervase Phinn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is widely sought after as a speaker and recently was an immediate star on Esther Rantzen's television show, Esther, appearing a second time due to public demand. He is married with four children and lives in a village just outside Doncaster.

If you like Gervase Phinn you might also like to read books by Gerald Durrell, James Herriot and Jack Sheffield.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Gervase Phinn

The Virgin Mary's Got Nits A Christmas Anthology by Gervase Phinn
The Virgin Mary's Got Nits A Christmas Anthology
Gervase Phinn
An anthology of Christmas poetry and prose, at times touching, and often very funny, a nostalgic view of Children and their love of Christmas.Like for Like ReadingA Wayne in a Manger, Gervase Phinn
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
The School Inspector Calls A Little Village School Novel by Gervase Phinn
The School Inspector Calls A Little Village School Novel
Gervase Phinn
Gervase Phinn, Yorkshire school inspector, has given numerous accounts of his working life but now continues the fun into fiction. Warm, light-hearted and full of wonderful observations, this is village life as soap opera. It’s lovely. Affectionate, authentic, with lively...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars by Gervase Phinn
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars
Gervase Phinn
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 4 December 2008. A delightful anthology with stories taken from Phinn's books about his teaching in the Dales but also some of his poems from his popular...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2008
A Wayne in a Manger by Gervase Phinn
A Wayne in a Manger
Gervase Phinn
12 stories of infant Nativity plays and Christmas message this now famous School Inspector witnessed over his years of visiting schools in the Yorkshire Dales. In fact most appear in his three delightful volumes of memoirs but are brought together...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2005
Up And Down In The Dales by Gervase Phinn
Up And Down In The Dales
Gervase Phinn
Mr Phinn is an Inspector of English in the Yorkshire Dales, he is also a great raconteur and his audience cannot help but be warmed, delighted, amused and touched by his seemingly inexhaustible fund of anecdotes. Yorkshire gave us James...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2005

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