Tales Out of School - Top of the Dale (Hardback)Gervase Phinn (author)
'[Gervase Phinn is] a worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing.' - bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh
'A shining light in our dark days' - 5 STAR reader review
After an eventful start to his first ever teaching post in the sleepy village of Risingdale, Tom Dwyer is hoping for a bit of calm. Nursing a broken heart after a romantic disappointment, he just wants to keep his head down and get on with his job.
But it is not to be. A beautiful London artist sets tongues wagging when she moves into the village, and her precocious yet frail son is in Tom's class. On top of that, his colleague's malicious ex-husband is back, determined to create mischief, and a tragedy on one of the winding country roads sends the village reeling. And all this alongside a class of children who still seem to know more about farming than fractions.
With its colourful mix of characters both old and new and its many laugh-out-loud moments, Tales Out of School is a warm, humorous portrayal of life in a small Yorkshire village.
Readers are loving TALES OUT OF SCHOOL:
'Loved it. So easy to read, lovely story, unforgettable characters.' - 5 STARS
'Brilliant!' - 5 STARS
'Could not put the book down. Gervase Phinn is an expert story teller.' - 5 STARS
'Such a relaxing and calming read' - 5 STARS
'I have been waiting for this sequel and it didn't disappoint.' - 5 STARS
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 40 mm
Good old-fashioned yarn-spinning * The Bookbag *
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 *
Written with all the humour and warmth one has come to expect from this master storyteller. * Countryman *
A worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing. * Alan Titchmarsh *
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