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School's Out! by Jack Sheffield
  

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A series of life in and around a village school which you really should start at the beginning to fully enjoy. We are now in 1983. Sheffield writes with great warmth and skill, humour and love but it’s the passages of sadness that really strike home here with an unexpected tragedy that leaves you aching for the next book.

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

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School's Out! by Jack Sheffield

As the new school year begins, Jack Sheffield prepares for an even more eventful year than usual. A new teacher is appointed, and before long tongues start to wag. Meanwhile, five-year old Madona Fazackerly makes her mark in an unexpected way, life changes dramatically for Ruby the caretaker and, in the village Coffee Shop, Dorothy Humpleby plans a dirty weekend. It's 1983 - the era of the new CD player, Microsoft Word, the McDonalds McNugget, cabbage patch dolls, the threat of a miners' strike and a final farewell to the halfpenny piece. Jack has to manage a year of triumph and tragedy.


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- Overflowing with amusing anecdotes. -- Daily Express

- Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure. --Alan Titchmarsh


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

26th September 2013

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

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552167031

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