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  • Published: 15 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552162210
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

Educating Jack


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Another year of tears and laughter at Ragley-on-the-Forest Village School

As the 1982 school year begins, Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his sixth year as headteacher. Nora Pratt celebrates twenty-five years in her coffee shop, Ronnie Smith finally tries to get a job, and little Krystal Entwhistle causes concern in the school Nativity play. It's the time of ET and Greenham Common,. Price William's birth, Fame legwarmers and the puzzling introduction of the 20p piece. Meanwhile, for Jack, the biggest surprise of his life is in store...

  • Pub date: 15 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552162210
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jack Sheffield

Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late 70s and 80s, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in primary education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life. He lives in York and Hampshire.

Visit his website at www.jacksheffield.com

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