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A touching and hilarious gift book of poetry and prose on the subject of children and Christmas from the Yorkshire school inspector and bestselling author of the Dales series and Little Village School series.
In his many years as a teacher and School Inspector in the Yorkshire Dales, Gervase Phinn has amassed a wealth of hilarious anecdotes about teachers, pupils, and parents. The Christmas Nativity Play is a rich source of humour, what with kings eating the sweets decorating their crowns, and Mary shouting at an enthusiastic drummer to ‘shurrup Darren! I’m trying to gerrim off to sleep!’ Amid the Christmas anecdotes are poems and other tales displaying that characteristically dry Yorkshire sense of humour.
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||6th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Categories:||Humour, Gift books,|
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 ...More About Gervase Phinn