The Other Side of the Dale

The Other Side of the Dale

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 24/09/2009
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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
  • ISBN: 9780140275421
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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The Other Side of the Dale
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 off... READ MORE
Sarah Snape
The Other Side of the Dale
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 t... READ MORE
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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
patricia curtis
The Other Side of the Dale
Another well written book love the Yorkshire dialect this book is so easy to read you never want to put it down or come to the end of the book
Brenda Bailey