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  • Published: 1 April 1999
  • ISBN: 9780141925165
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Other Side of the Dale




Surprise success when published in hardback, selling over 9000 copies to date.

This is a warm, funny and mostly true account of the first year that Gervase Phinn spent as a schools' inspector in North Yorkshire. His brilliantly portrayed cast includes his fellow inspectors who range from endearing to eccentric, sporting lords of the manor, Ministry bigwigs, formidable teaching nuns and a very attractive head-teacher who happens to be single, adding up to an enchanting montage of experiences. But it is the children themselves who steal the show, whether fresh-faced from the farms or worldly-wise from the towns. Gervase Phinn is a born raconteur who has transferred his talents to the written word with outstanding success.

  • Published: 1 April 1999
  • ISBN: 9780141925165
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn is a bestselling author and poet, teacher, freelance lecturer, educational consultant, school inspector, visiting professor of education and, last but by no means least, father of four. The majority of his time is spent in schools with teachers and children. He is best known for his autobiographical accounts of his time as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales, which have been likened to James Herriot's books.

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