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What does the future hold for Ragley village school? Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley-on-the-Forest for his ninth action-packed year as village headmaster.

It’s 1985, and as Jack returns for another year as headteacher at Ragley village school, some changes are in store.

It’s the year of Halley’s Comet, Band Aid, Trivial Pursuit, Dynasty shoulder pads, Roland Rat and Microsoft Windows. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest, Heathcliffe Earnshaw decides to enter the village scarecrow competition, Ruby the caretaker finds romance, and retirement looms for Vera the secretary.

Meanwhile, Jack has to battle with some rising stars of the teaching profession to save his job and his school . . .

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

Reviews

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

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  • Paperback

    9780552171571

    August 18, 2016

    Corgi

    352 pages

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    9780593075074

    September 10, 2015

    Transworld Digital

    352 pages

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