Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 10/09/2009
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Synopsis

It's 1979: Dallas is enthralling the nation on TV, Mrs Thatcher has just become prime minister, Abba is top of the pops, and in the small Yorkshire village of Ragley-on-the-Forest, Jack Sheffield returns for his third year as headmaster of the village school.

Jack and his staff struggle to keep a semblance of normality throughout the turbulence of the school terms, as once again the official School Log fails to record what is really going on beneath the seemingly quiet routine. Ruby the caretaker discovers her Prince Charming; Vera the school secretary gets to meet her hero, Nicholas Parsons; and Jack, to his astonishment, finds himself having to stand in as a curiously skinny Father Christmas.

Jack also finds himself, at last, having to choose between the vivacious sisters Beth and Laura Henderson ...

Praise for Jack Sheffield
'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh
'Overflowing with amusing anecdotes' Daily Express
'Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school' Choice
'Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own' York Press

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552157735
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 251g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 22 mm

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Dear Teacher
Dear Teacher
This is a light, amusing read, and very nostalgic. I found it very easy going, but some of the references were lost on me as I wasn't around at the time p... READ MORE
Lynsay Lambert
Dear Teacher
Dear Teacher
Headmaster Jack Sheffield keeps an official log as a record of the school year. This book is based on his 'Alternative School Logbook' in which he details... READ MORE
Helen Gough
Dear Teacher
Dear Teacher
This is a lighthearted book which has some vaguely amusing moments. Set in the late 1970's with lots of cultural references ( though I think some of them a... READ MORE
Mary Stagg
Dear Teacher
Dear Teacher
An gently story detailing life in a country school. I found the characters very human, the kind we all know for somewhere. Some of the children's sayings a... READ MORE
Mary Thurley
Dear Teacher
Dear Teacher
A lovely, unchallenging summer read that transports the reader back to a forgotten time of unspoken manners and expectation in a primary school in a small ... READ MORE
Lisa Cherry
Dear Teacher
Dear Teacher
A gentle stroll through the Yorkshire countryside with a headteacher of a primary school. I was slightly irritated by this book as I think Gervaise Phinn ... READ MORE
muriel bailiwick
Dear Teacher
Dear Teacher
Set in the school term of 1979-1980, Dear Teacher, is a charming, warm read. Jack Sheffield is the Head of a little village primary, Ragley School. The sto... READ MORE
Samantha Melville