The Heart of the Dales (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Jun 26, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
14 Reviews

Gervase Phinn is back with his tales of life as a schools inspector in Yorkshire.

His colourful cast of characters have now become firm favourites - the mostly mad staff at County Hall as well as the children themselves who find ways of embarrassing the school inspectors with innocent ease. We reconvene with Christine Bentley, head teacher of Winnery Nook School and now Gervase's wife and mother of their son, the well-named Mrs Savage and not forgetting the Queen of Clean – Connie.

Gervase Phinn has an extraordinary talent to entertain, and the latest instalment to the Dale Series is heart-warming, wry and will make you laugh out loud.


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Review: The Heart of the Dales (The Dales Series #5)

User Review  - Joanna Warrens - Goodreads

Another lovely book by Phinn. I am sad to have read the last in this series but I am looking forward to The Little Village School books. Read full review

Review: The Heart of the Dales (The Dales Series #5)

User Review  - Kathryn Bullen - Goodreads

Struggled with this one. Enjoyed previous ones but hey ho...didn't manage to get to the end unfortunately! Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Gervase Phinn is now nationally recognised as a bestselling author, following the immense success of his books The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Up and Down in the Dales and Head Over Heels in the Dales, all of which have been top ten bestsellers. He is also the author of the hugely successful A Wayne in a Manger. He is married with four children and lives near Doncaster.

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