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Out of the Woods But Not Over the Hill (Paperback)
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Out of the Woods But Not Over the Hill (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 09/06/2011
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For Gervase Phinn growing old is not about a leisurely walk to the pub for a game of dominoes or snoozing in his favourite armchair. As this sparkling collection of his very best humorous writing shows, he may be 'out of the woods' but he is certainly not 'over the hill'.
Looking back over more than sixty years of family life, teaching, inspecting schools, writing and public speaking, Gervase never fails to unearth humour, character, warmth and wisdom from the most diverse of experiences, whether they be growing up in Rotherham with the most un-Yorkshirelike of names or describing why loud mobile phone users get his goat.
Brimming with nostalgia, gently mocking life's absurdities, never shy of an opinion, this is Gervase Phinn at his wittiest, twinkly-eyed best.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444705409
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 19 mm


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For those of us of a certain age, Out of the Woods but not Over the Hill is a wonderfully cheering title. 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, Jonathan Sale *
Packed with hilarious yarns on family, growing up and growing old, this is a marvellous book * Express *

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