Up And Down In The Dales by Gervase PhinnUp And Down In The Dales by Gervase Phinn

Up And Down In The Dales

byGervase Phinn

Paperback | April 27, 2010

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Up and Down in the Dales is the fourth volume in Gervase Phinn's bestselling Dales Series

What's your name? I asked the child.
'Tequila,' she replied. I'm named after a drink.'
'Tequila Sunrise,' I murmured.
'No,' pouted the child. 'Tequila Braithwaite.'

Now in his fourth year as an Inspector for English in the Yorkshire Dales, Gervase Phinn still relishes visiting the schools - whether an inner-city comprehensive fraught with difficulties or a small Dales Primary school where the main danger is one of closure. With endless good humour, he copes with the little surprises that occur round every corner.

Some things never change: Mrs Savage roars, Connie rants, and Gervase's colleague in the office play verbal ping-pong. But all this can be put behind him each day when he returns home to his lovely wife, Christine, who is expecting their first baby.

Up and Down in the Dales is charming montage of Gervase Phinn's experiences will keep you amused and will win a place in your heart.
Gervase Phinn is a teacher, freelance lecturer, author, poet, school inspector, educational consultant and visiting professor of education - but none of these is more important than his family. For fourteen years he taught in a range of schools, then acted as General Advisor for Language Development in Rotherham before moving on to No...
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Title:Up And Down In The DalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141011319

ISBN - 13:9780141011318

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gervase Phinn: Up and Down in the Dales Anything written by Gervase Phinn is worth reading and absorbing, especially a cup of tea in hand and nothing else to do but read his wonderful experiences as a school inspector in Yorkshire (UK). I love Phinn's evocative memories and wonderful turn of phrase on every page. I have read these books as well as listening to them on audio CD (not that readily available sadly) and they are fantastic. He has been compared to James Heriott and while those stories are creditable, I do not think Phinn's books are quite like Heriott's because they are from a different period. I think Gervase Phinn could be easily compared to Patrick Taylor to some extent - but all in all, I like Phinn's writing much better than either of those two chaps. Phinn's stories of what children, teens get up to and what teachers experience during the years he was an inspector- well, Phinn is a born storyteller so these are all pretty amazing and entertaining, and sometimes a little emotional as well.
Date published: 2018-04-13