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Share your thoughts with other customers. Sep 19, Beadyjan rated it it was ok. I read this book as part of the Transworld book group reading challenge Whildt the first 2 books I read for this challenge justified a full 5 stars and I completely loved them this one failed to impress quite as much and didn't entertain or amuse me as much as I'd anticipated.
It's the memoirs of a newly appointed head teacher in the s in rural North Yorkshire, a place not far from where I hail and with which I am familiar and set in an era which I recall well. Written in similar vein to I read this book as part of the Transworld book group reading challenge Written in similar vein to the books by James Herriot with nuances of the vicar of Dibley. It's really just a series of short stories strung together and I was quite disappointed in the way he concentrates on the parents and staff more than the pupils and found he seems quite condescending to the locals, tarring them all with a country yokel brush.
I didn't really warm to him and even found it pretty annoying the way he'd be telling a story and suddenly mention what was playing on the radio or news so as to give a sense of the period which seemed very contrived. The writing didn't flow very well and I won't be reading any more by this author, however there are a few redeeming moments which had me smiling.
May 12, Carol rated it really liked it. Apr 22, Gina Di rated it liked it. Book 2 of the North Worcester Book Club! Easy going and heartwarming! The novel recounts a year in the life of a primary school teacher in Yorkshire during the 70's. This book can be described as a pair of fluffy slippers! The minor characters were well balanced and comical. Although, I found jack himself a little frustrating. This could very possibly be tge age difference between us though!
It certainly left me wondering whether his reluctance to act on his relationship was a sign of the times o Book 2 of the North Worcester Book Club! It certainly left me wondering whether his reluctance to act on his relationship was a sign of the times or more to do with the north south divide. There were some truly funny laugh out loud moments, but I think that this had more to do with my revisiting some of my own primary school moments. Easy going, endearing and engaging!
Oct 03, Sue rated it really liked it Shelves: Somewhat in the style of James Herriot or Gervase Phinn, this is a fictional account almost certainly based heavily on personal experience of a young headmaster in his first year at a small Yorkshire school in the late s. I thought it very well written, giving a great impression of what life was like in a village environment.
There are some colourful characters who seem believable, if caricatured, and some delightful children. It's written in the first person, with one or two very funny mo Somewhat in the style of James Herriot or Gervase Phinn, this is a fictional account almost certainly based heavily on personal experience of a young headmaster in his first year at a small Yorkshire school in the late s.
It's written in the first person, with one or two very funny moments and others that are extremely moving. There's a low-key romance too, when Jack meets the attractive Beth Henderson. Very enjoyable, and recommended. Four and a half stars, really. Sep 19, Shriya rated it it was ok Recommended to Shriya by: First book of the series based on Mr Sheffield a teacher in Yorkshire during the first year; set in Each chapter is a school log book of different days.
Although Jack Sheffield does write well. Some interesting characters just how you would come across in schools.
I will not be reading the rest.. May 25, Alex rated it it was amazing. This was given to me at Christmas by my Great Nan, as she knew that I wanted to go in to teaching. The book shares the life that surround the village school and what goes on as Sheffield embarks on his first year as headteacher.
Each chapter has a new story, almost like a book of short stories, with each one leaving you to want to find out what happens next. I now cant wait to read the next book or get into teaching. It has also inspired me to write my own teaching experiences down as well.
May 07, Angela rated it did not like it. Pages and pages describing one rather uninteresting event was very frustrating. Wouldnt bother with anything else by this author. Oct 31, Terena rated it really liked it Shelves: I look forward to reading the other books in the series, and hope I enjoy them all as much as this one. Jan 26, Nina Levison rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed this story about a Primary school in Yorkshire told through the eyes of the headteacher.
Some very funny anecdotes and amusing characters in the book. As a teacher myself I appreciated the funny moments in school life and the children's hilarious spelling mistakes. As some of the chapters were better than others I only gave it four stars. Liked it enough to start reading the second book in the series, Mister,teacher.
Jan 12, Kim rated it it was ok. I did quite enjoy this but it was a bit too saccharine for my taste. I prefer the Miss Read or Gervaise Phinn. I think I would have liked it better if the book was a memoir rather than a novel. Feb 27, Ann Massey rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this hilarious account of a year in the life of a village school. Set in the Yorkshire Dales it is in the style of James Herriott and left me feeling nostalgic about gentler and simpler times.
Add all three to Cart. I think it appealed to me more because I trained as a primary A sticker on the front of this book said 'if you like Gervaise Phinn you'll love this' - and to be fair the books are very similar in style and subject. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. A author i will be looking out for again very soon: The fact that the book is semi-autobiographical - based on real events - had me wondering on a few occasions how much had happened and how much of it had been embellished although we all get the idea of where the book's going ; perhaps not a problem for some people, but for me personally, I would have preferred a straight-up memoir, or a straight-up fictional story; something in between didn't quite cut it. Apr 23, Laura rated it it was amazing.
Aug 13, Trudi-louise rated it it was amazing. A light-hearted and enjoyable read. The characters are funny and engaging and there were some laugh out loud moments for me. This is the first book in a chronological series and I will definitely be seeking out the others. I would recommend this book to any teachers. Jul 05, Sheila Pritchard rated it it was amazing. Just simple, real life in a country school but delightful! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jack Sheffield born Jack Linley, is a British author who wrote a series of books of fiction about the headmaster of a village school in a fictional Yorkshire village.
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