The Little Village School

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A warm, funny, and romantic tale of life in a village primary school when a new headmistress arrives
 
She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary school with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the ...
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Overview


A warm, funny, and romantic tale of life in a village primary school when a new headmistress arrives
 
She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary school with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker, and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip—after all, a woman who would wear red shoes to an interview is obviously capable of anything. Warm, funny, and poignant, Gervase Phinn's first novel for adults creates a fictional world that's as real as can be, and will delight his fans while winning him many more.
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"A worthy successor to James Herriott, and every bit as endearing."  —Alan Titchmarsh on Out of the Woods But Not Over the Hill

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444705584
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: Little Village School Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,432,981
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Gervase Phinn is a children's author, memoirist, teacher, lecturer, poet, school inspector, educational consultant, and visiting professor of education. His memoirs include Head Over Heels in the Dales and The Other Side of the Dale, and his children's books include Our Cat Cuddles.
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