The Heart of the Dales

  • by Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by Gevase Phinn
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gervase Phinn’s colourful characters have now become firm favourites – the mostly mad staff at County Hall and the children themselves, who find ways of embarrassing the school inspectors with innocent ease. We reconvene with Christine Bentley, head teacher of Winnery Nook School and now Gervase’s wife and mother of their son; the well-named Mrs Savage and not forgetting the Queen of the Clean – Connie. Phinn’s latest instalment to the Dale Series is heartwarming, wry and delightful.


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Customer Reviews

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As a teacher in Doncaster in the 70s and 80s, I fought against buying this book for a long time (as I didn't have a lot of time for school inspectors), but I am so glad I succumbed. I related to so many of the school stories and his narration and his Yorkshire accent make Gervase's books a delight for me, a proud Yorkshire lass, and bring back memories of the happy years I spent in teaching. There are many laugh out loud moments and memorable characters, especially Mrs B and Mrs Savage, the fellow inspectors and, of course, the forthright and direct children from whom nothing can be hid.
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- Ann Watson


I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this usual it's funny thoughtful caring and just jolly good listen
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- L>D>Munden

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-08-2012
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd