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Another hilarious year at Ragley-on-the-Forest village school.

It’s 1980: recession and unemployment have hit Britain, a royal wedding is on the way, and the whole country is wondering Who Shot JR?

As Jack returns for his fourth year at Ragley-on-the Forest School, there’s a definite chill in the air. Village schools are being closed down all over the place – will his be one of them?As school life continues – Vera, the school secretary, has to grapple with a new-fangled electric typewriter, Ruby celebrates ten years as the school cleaner, and the village panto throws up some unusual problems – Jack wonders what the future holds…

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There's a warmth and generosity of spirit that pervades the book and the characters and setting are well-drawn and involving.

Choice, Paperback Book of the Month, Nov 2010

Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own

York Press

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  • Paperback

    9780552157889

    September 15, 2010

    Corgi

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409094074

    September 15, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    352 pages

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