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The School Inspector Calls A Little Village School Novel by Gervase Phinn
  

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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 characters and lots of incident, it’s a true feel-good read.

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

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Synopsis

The School Inspector Calls A Little Village School Novel by Gervase Phinn

The third Little Village School novel Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar. Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives, set to cause trouble, and a surprising staff love affair is exposed. There's also a big school production of The Wizard of Oz to organise as well as an impending visit from the Minister of Education. Headteacher Elisabeth Devine certainly has her work cut out for her. And that's just some of the drama set to shake-up the village. Throw in a sprinkling of secrets, shocking revelations, old flames, new liaisons, psychics, weddings and misfortune ...There's plenty to gossip about this term.

Reviews

Packed with delightful and authentic characters, juicy gossip, precarious romance and good old-fashioned village drama, this is a warm-hearted and hilarious account of a struggling school in a small community. Good Book Guide

A worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing. Alan Titchmarsh

Written with all the humour and warmth one has come to expect from this master storyteller. Countryman As Yorkshire's favourite school inspector turns to fiction you can enjoy memorable characters and turns of phrase. Choice


About the Author

Gervase Phinn

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.

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Publication date

19th June 2014

Author

Gervase Phinn

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781444706079

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