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The Heart of the Dales By Gervase Phinn

The Heart of the Dales by Gervase Phinn

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Awkward teachers, pompous school governors and fearsome lollipop ladies occasionally make the author's hectic job as a school inspector more than difficult. But, for him, the main challenge remains the frankly spoken children. This title tells his story.

The Heart of the Dales Summary

The Heart of the Dales by Gervase Phinn

Escape to the country with Gervase Phinn's heartwarming tales of life as a school inspector in Yorkshire

'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms'
Daily Telegraph

His colourful cast of characters have become firm favourites: the mostly mad staff at County Hall, as well as the children themselves, who find ways of embarrassing the school inspectors with innocent ease.

In The Heart of the Dales, we reconvene with Christine Bentley, head teacher of Winnery Nook School and now Gervase's wife and mother of their son, the well-named Mrs Savage and not forgetting the Queen of Clean - Connie.

Gervase Phinn has an extraordinary talent to entertain, and the latest instalment to the Dale Series is heart-warming, wry and will make you laugh out loud.

About Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn is a teacher, freelance lecturer, author, poet, school inspector, educational consultant and visiting professor of education - but none of these is more important than his family.

For fourteen years he taught in a range of schools, then acted as General Advisor for Language Development in Rotherham before moving on to North Yorkshire, where he spent ten years as a school inspector - time that has provided so much source material for his books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Honorary Fello of St John's College, York.

Gervase lives with his family in Doncaster.

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The Heart of the Dales by Gervase Phinn
Used - Very Good
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