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Silent Night by Jack Sheffield
  

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The eighth in Sheffield’s series based on his own adventures as headmaster in a rural Yorkshire primary school. As ever the book is filled with funny stories inspired by Jack’s colleagues and, of course, his young charges and their parents. This time it’s set in the run up to Christmas with huge pressure on the school choir and Jack having a few complications of his own at home, not to mention that it’s 1984, this is Yorkshire and trouble’s in the air. Filled with delight and good old fashioned humour.

If you like Jack Sheffield you might also like to read books by Rebecca Shaw, Gervase Phinn and Miss Read.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. In Ragley-on-the-Forest village school in 1984, life goes on against the backdrop of real events – the Brighton bombing, the miners’ strike and the Band Aid single. The choir has been invited to sing in a televised carol concert in York, where one little girl’s angelic voice has dramatic consequences. Sheffield captures the ups and downs of school and village life, with a lightness of touch and tongue-in-cheek humour.
~ Fiona Lafferty

Synopsis

Silent Night by Jack Sheffield

1984 - and it's an important time for the children of Ragley-on-the Forest school...Their school choir is to sing a carol in a church in York, and is actually going to be on television! Helping to keep his excited children, not to mention their parents, under control during these momentous events taxes Jack and his staff to the limit. And at the same time, Jack has his own problems to deal with...


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'More amusing adventures for the characters at the North Yorkshire village school.'

-Choice


About the Author

Jack Sheffield

Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late 70s and 80s, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in primary education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life. He lives in York and Hampshire.

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Publication date

15th November 2014

Author

Jack Sheffield

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Author's Website

www.jacksheffield.com/

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552167048

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