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The Little Village School

Gervase Phinn


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


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)

Product details


Hodder & Stoughton Ltd


Product details

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks; Reprint edition (7 Jun 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 144470558X
ISBN-13: 978-1444705584
Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 2.8 cm


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