The Little Village School

The Little Village School

by Gervase Phinn
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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As Yorkshire's favourite school inspector turns to fiction you can enjoy memorable characters and turns of phrase.—Choice

Written with all the humour and warmth one has come to expect from this master storyteller.—Countryman

This heartwarming tale makes ideal holiday reading—News of the World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444705584
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Little Village School Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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