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The Little Village School By Gervase Phinn

The Little Village School by Gervase Phinn

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Summary

First novel by bestselling author of the Dales series, Gervase Phinn. A warm, funny, moving and romantic tale of life in a village primary school when a new headmistress arrives...

The Little Village School Summary

The Little Village School: Book 1 in the gorgeously uplifting Little Village School series by Gervase Phinn

'[Gervase Phinn is] a worthy successor to James Herriott, and every bit as endearing.' - Bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh

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 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 creates a fictional world that's as real as can be. It will delight all his fans, and win him many more.

Readers are loving THE LITTLE VILLAGE SCHOOL!

'A jolly good read.' - 5 STARS

'Superb, easy reading.' - 5 STARS

'I completely fell in love with all the characters in this book.' - 5 STARS

'Will definitely go on to read more of Gervase Phinn's works.' - 5 STARS

'Wonderful storytelling, believable characters.' - 5 STARS

The Little Village School Reviews

PRAISE FOR GERVASE PHINN:
A worthy successor to James Herriott, and every bit as endearing. * bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh *
When Gervase Phinn receives his peerage for services to good-heartedness, this will be the motto on his coat of arms: "Ex silvis sed non supra montem." . . . This entertaining and moving homework earns a good few merit marks. Gervase Phinn is not going downhill yet, by a long chalk on a blackboard. * Independent *
Good old-fashioned yarn-spinning * The Bookbag *
This heartwarming tale makes ideal holiday reading * News of the World *
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 *
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 * The Good Book Guide *
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 *
As Yorkshire's favourite school inspector turns to fiction you can enjoy memorable characters and turns of phrase. * Choice *

About Gervase Phinn

Dr 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 four grown up children and four grandchildren and lives near Doncaster. Visit Gervase's website, www.gervase-phinn.com.

Additional information

GOR003884438
9781444705584
144470558X
The Little Village School: Book 1 in the gorgeously uplifting Little Village School series by Gervase Phinn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
2012-06-07
400
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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