Head Over Heels in the Dales

Head Over Heels in the Dales

Join Gervase Phinn in the classroom where he faces his greatest challenge: keeping a straight face as teachers and children alike conspire to have him laughing out loud . . .

'So funny, it will echo things that happen in your own life' 5***** Reader Review
'A wonderful, entertaining and enjoyable read. The humour is infectious' 5***** Reader Review
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'Could you tell me how to spell "sex" please?'

Gervase Phinn thinks he's heard just about everything in his two years as a school inspector, but a surprising enquiry from an angelic six-year-old reminds him never to take children for granted.

This year Gervase has lots of important things on his mind - his impending marriage to Christine Bentley (the prettiest headteacher for miles around), finding somewhere idyllic to live in the Yorkshire Dales, and the chance of a promotion.

All of which generate their fair share of excitement, aided and abetted as usual by his colleagues in the office.

Funny, uplifting and joyful, Head over Heels in the Dales is the third in Gervase Phinn's much-loved series.
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'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms' Daily Telegraph

'A natural storyteller' Yorkshire Post

  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 20mm | 225g
  • Publication date: 24 Sep 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: UK ed.
  • ISBN10: 014100522X
  • ISBN13: 9780141005225
  • Bestsellers rank: 98,173

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Language: en
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-03-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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The Other Side of the Dale
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Gervase Phinn
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-04 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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 c
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Pages: 370
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Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Amanda Owen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
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Retreat to the countryside with shepherdess Amanda Owens as she recounts stories from her life on the farm, of raising nine children and cooking beautiful, seas
A Wayne in a Manger
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Gervase Phinn
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-02 - Publisher: Penguin UK

A Wayne in a Manger is the hilarious compilation of nativity stories by Gervase Phinn. Discover some wonderfully funny and touching nativity play anecdotes, inc
The School at the Top of the Dale
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Gervase Phinn
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-22 - Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

'[Gervase Phinn is] a worthy successor to James Herriott, and every bit as endearing.' - bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh Newly qualified teacher Tom Dwyer ha
A Load of Old Tripe
Language: en
Pages: 116
Authors: Gervase Phinn
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

For eleven-year old James Joseph Johnson (or Jimmy for short) life is not always straightforward. In fact, things can be quite complicated, and don't always tur
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Gervase Phinn
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars is the second delightful collection of stories and poems from Gervase Phinn. Following on from the terrific success of A Wayne in
The Other Side of the Dale
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Gervase Phinn
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-04-01 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Gervase Phinn reveals his early experiences as a school inspector in The Other Side of the Dale. As the newly appointed County Inspector of Schools in North Yor