The Heart of the Dales

The Heart of the Dales The Heart of the Dales marks the welcome return of a much loved cast of unforgettable characters Awkward teachers pompous school governors and fearsome lollipop ladies occasionally make Gervase Phinn

  • Title: The Heart of the Dales
  • Author: Gervase Phinn
  • ISBN: 9780718149574
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Heart of the Dales marks the welcome return of a much loved cast of unforgettable characters Awkward teachers, pompous school governors and fearsome lollipop ladies occasionally make Gervase Phinn s hectic job as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales than difficult But for Gervase, the focus, and challenge, remains the frankly spoken children However, the nThe Heart of the Dales marks the welcome return of a much loved cast of unforgettable characters Awkward teachers, pompous school governors and fearsome lollipop ladies occasionally make Gervase Phinn s hectic job as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales than difficult But for Gervase, the focus, and challenge, remains the frankly spoken children However, the new school year doesn t get off to the best start after a teacher intimates that Gervase has let him and his school down So when he is called up in front of his new boss, the formidable Miss de la Mare, Gervase fears he is going to be in hot water To add to his woes, he is given another little job by the Chief Education Officer, which inevitably means liaising with the infuriating and interfering Mrs Savage the bain of the inspectors lives.

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    1. I didn't find much to love in this book. Yes, it was amusingly written, and oh, the writing hadsomuch potential + the description was sometimes delicious, but oh, it was a napping feast. I basically fellasleep.Didn't like it, I didn't.

    2. the fifth volume following the author in his life as a school's inspector having to deal with all the irregularities of yorkshire life plus awkward teachers, pompous school governors and fearsome locals who never accept anyone recently moved there - even if they were born in yorkshire. and not forgetting the squirrels . ?! this is a real eye opener - seeing truths and of course the words of wisdom from the mouths of babes . he ought to have a separate chapter at the end with a summary of the bes [...]

    3. Highly recommendedA very amusing book that made me laugh out loud at times, with the children's innocent but forthright comments. The character of Connie is alsohighly entertaining. Left me with that feel good factor.

    4. Very same old, same old, if you’ve read other of his books. He even had the same “funny things kids have said” coming out of the mouths of different people - he’s used many of them in his “Little Village School” books. I got bored and didn’t finish it

    5. This - the fifth instalment in the Dales series - reached the same quality as the first three, after the slightly slow-going fourth book. It had a gossipy quality to it, as though sitting down to talk with some friends. It was extremely easy reading.The biggest positive for me was the high quality of the prose by Phinn, both of the beautiful Yorkshire landscapes and the people that he meets in the course of his school inspecting. Here is a good example: "a cheerful little cleric with a round red [...]

    6. Fantastic book. Full of excellent humour. Always keeps me laughing throughout. I love the way Gervase Phinn gets the pupils talking about their lives, and I often wish that I could be a School Inspector sometimes. It's one of my favourite books because I felt like that I was a fly on the wall so I could see what was going on in the scenes.

    7. I loved this update about life as a school inspector in Yorkshire - with so e laugh out loud moments at the expressions of many if the children, and Connie the redoubtable caretaker at the School Development Centre. Gervase is now the proud father of a son and is struggling to balance everything as he is so busy and finds it difficult to say 'no' to people.

    8. I have now read all of this series of books, and I think this last one was the best one. There were lots of laugh out loud stories that had me giggling uncontrollably. A real gem. Thank you, Gervase, for sharing your love of Yorkshire and its people with us. It makes me really want to visit this beautiful county and see it for myself.

    9. If only my workday were enlivened by such characters as Sidney, David, Mrs Savage and Connie. Gervase's recollections of life as a school inspector in Yorkshire are guaranteed to raise a smile or two.

    10. These books are like James Herriot books. Feel good happy books where nothing too bad ever happens. Funny laugh out loud descriptions of real kids and the unexpected things they say. I also died laughing reading his descriptions of some of the 'difficult' people in his office.

    11. Some brilliant and amusing observations of Yorkshire children, as in his other books. A little too much about County Hall this time; I much prefer the the anecdotes about the children. Nevertheless a good read as always from Gervase Phinn.

    12. Phinn has been compared to James Herriot, and these books are his stories of being appointed as a Schools Inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. Many chuckles about the funny things the children say or do, and likewise about life in the slower-paced world of Yorkshire.

    13. Have treated myself to this book for my post operative days because Gervase Phinn always makes me laugh with his tales of Primary Schools. Hope this one delivers. I'll probably need cheering up!

    14. fantastic. Full of wonderful characters, all the more for being real, and as funny and fabulous as all Mr Phinn's books!

    15. Another delightful book from the School Inspector. His anecdotes are hilarioushe's kind of like the James Herriot of schools.

    16. Really funny stories about the Yorkshire children in schools and the things they say. Some serious stuff too. Laugh out loud, or the odd giggle erupted every now and then.

    17. A delight as usual but the end feels so much like a conclusion. I'm truly hoping he'll write more of those, they're just such comfots.

    18. A gentle read with plenty of humorous anecdotes, but a little too much (for my taste) on the politics of County Hall

    19. Another lovely book by Phinn. I am sad to have read the last in this series but I am looking forward to The Little Village School books.

    20. Struggled with this one. Enjoyed previous ones but hey hodidn't manage to get to the end unfortunately!

    21. The James Herriot of the school days. If you enjoy light-hearted reads about a school inspector in yorkshire, this is the series for you. Gervase is always entertaining.

    22. Very enjoyable, sad that I've read them all now but I'm going to see Gervase Phinn do a talk soon, so that should be fun :-)

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