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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gervase Phinn anyone?

My copy of The Other Side of the Dale arrived a few days ago. Mr. Phinn is described as "the James Herriot of schools". So far, I've finished two chapters, and I would agree with this description. I had tears in my eyes at the end of both chapters, which is a trifle embarrassing when you're reading in the break room at work! Mr. Phinn has written a whole series of books (I'm so glad!) about his years as County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire. You can tell that he loves his work and the people of his county. I look forward to many more wonderful books!
Just had to share!
Shalom to all!


  1. thank you for the book recommendation. i'm always looking for a good read!!

  2. So often when someone recommends a book I find that our library doesn't have it BUT they do have this one and I have requested it. It sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks.

  3. Looks like a great book. I love those tear-jerkers. Have a beautiful weekend, Lisa.

  4. Our daughter gave us two of his books, and they were pretty entertaining. I thought they would be more so for anyone who had much experience teaching in schools.

  5. THanks for the recommendation, Lisa!


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