Jack Sheffield delights with the ups and downs of village life in another year at Ragley-on-the-Forest school
As the new school year begins, Jack Sheffield prepares for an even more eventful year than usual. A new teacher is appointed, and before long tongues start to wag.
Meanwhile, five-year old Madona Fazackerly makes her mark in an unexpected way, life changes dramatically for Ruby the caretaker and, in the village Coffee Shop, Dorothy Humpleby plans a dirty weekend.
It’s 1983 - the era of the new CD player, Microsoft Word, the McDonalds McNugget, cabbage patch dolls, the threat of a miners’ strike and a final farewell to the halfpenny piece.
Jack has to manage a year of triumph and tragedy…
“School and village life is painted with compassion and an exquisite sense of detail, deftly balancing humour and tragedy.”
“A wonderful, nostalgic trip to the era of Cabbage Patch dolls and the introduction of CD players.”
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