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Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley-on-the-Forest for his tenth action-packed year as village headmaster.

It’s 1986 and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher.

It’s the year of Margaret Thatcher’s third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, a year of surprises is in store. Ruby the Caretaker find happiness at last, Vera the Secretary makes an important decision, a new teacher is appointed and a disaster threatens the school.

Meanwhile Jack receives unexpected news, and is faced with the biggest decision of his career . . .

Readers love 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


Lovely book . . .thoroughly recommended

Stephen Lewis, The York Press

The characterisation (is) utterly delightful

Stephen Lewis, The York Press

Another charming book

Stephen Lewis, The York Press

Readers can follow Jack's fortunes through this heart-warming read which should appeal to most readers

The Telegraph and Argus

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    January 26, 2017

    Transworld Digital

    352 pages

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