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The School Inspector Calls!
     

The School Inspector Calls!

by Gervase Phinn
 

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The third Little Village School novel

Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar.

Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives,

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The third Little Village School novel

Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar.

Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives, set to cause trouble, and a surprising staff love affair is exposed. There's also a big school production of The Wizard of Oz to organise as well as an impending visit from the Minister of Education. Headteacher Elisabeth Devine certainly has her work cut out for her.

And that's just some of the drama set to shake-up the village. Throw in a sprinkling of secrets, shocking revelations, old flames, new liaisons, psychics, weddings and misfortune . . .

There's plenty to gossip about this term.

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From the Publisher
A worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing.—Alan Titchmarsh

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

Packed with delightful and authentic characters, juicy gossip, precarious romance and good old-fashioned village drama, this is a warm-hearted and hilarious account of a struggling school in a small community.—Good Book Guide

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444706079
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Series:
Little Village School Series
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,288,456
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Gervase Phinn is a teacher, freelance lecturer, author, poet, educational consultant and visiting professor of education. For fourteen years he taught in a range of schools, then acted as General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham before moving on to North Yorkshire, where he spent ten years as a school inspector - time that has provided much source material for his books. He has received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Leicester and the University of Hull and the Honorary Degree of Doctor from the University of Sheffield. Gervase is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Honorary Fellow of York St John's University and Leeds Trinity University. He lives with his family near Doncaster. Visit Gervase's website, www.gervase-phinn.com.

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