• The Little Village School

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-07-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker, and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip. After all, a woman who would wear red shoes to an interview is obviously capable of anything….
Warm, funny and poignant, Gervase Phinn's first novel for adults creates a fictional world that's as real as can be. It will delight all his fans, and win him many more.
©2011 Gervase Phinn (P)2011 Hodder & Stoughton
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5 out of 5 stars
By Carissa on 05-15-12

The Little Village School

As always Gervase Phinn is EXCELLENT!!!! Brilliantly written & read! If you want a good laugh listen to this!!!!! Brilliant blunt Yorkshire humour!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ann Watson on 12-01-13

Gentle and enjoyable, but not riveting

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No, I would never presume to do such a thing.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was quite obvious where the story was going from quite early on, but this was no detriment to the story.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Was The Little Village School worth the listening time?

Yes, I enjoyed the story and the characters, many of which can be found in any Yorkshire village (the gossips, the judgmental, the troublemaker etc.). It is a departure from Gervase's autobiographical books. Here he has entered the realms of fiction based on his school experiences and has produced a fully rounded story of village life centred on the new headmistress. We are slowly introduced to the character of Elizabeth through her sympathetic dealings with the village children in her charge, her relationship with the School Governors and Education officers, some of whom are for her and some against. Her own private reasons for moving to this small village school in the Yorkshire Dales from a prestigious city school are also revealed.

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