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...
Closing date: 31/08/2018
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.
'More amusing adventures for the characters at the North Yorkshire village school.'
Publication date: 20/11/2014
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||20th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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.More About Jack Sheffield