The Other Side of the Dale (Paperback)Gervase Phinn (author)
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Take a trip 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
As the newly appointed County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire, Gervase Phinn reveals in this warm and wonderfully humorous account, the experiences of his first year in the job - and what an education it was!
He quickly learns that he must slow his pace and appreciate the beautiful countryside - 'Are tha'comin' in then, mester, or are tha' stoppin' out theer all day admirin' t'view?'
He encounters some larger-than-life characters, from farmers and lords of the manor to teaching nuns and eccentric caretakers.
And, best of all, he discovers the delightful and enchanting qualities of the Dales children, including the small boy, who, when told he's not very talkative, answers: 'If I've got owt to say I says it, and if I've got owt to ask I asks it.'
With his keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase Phinn's stories in The Other Side of the Dale will not fail to make you weep with laughter.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
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“The Other Side of the Dale”
Had me laughing, had me crying - and all the rest of my family. Gervase Phinn manages to really bring alive events in the classroom and the inspectors office. Fantastic read.
I thought this book was very entertaining just like others I have read from this author, I found myself laughing out loud at certain incidents throughout the book. Gervase Phinn is becoming one of my favourite... More
“Gervase Phinn The other side of the Dale”
Loved the book , wish all school inspectors were as nice, had fun reading it to my grandchildren. read within two days such fun
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