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The Little Village School

AuthorGervase Phinn

NarratorGervase Phinn

Duration11h 52m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels

PublisherHodder & Stoughton

VersionUnabridged

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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.

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Sally 1 Jun 2022

A charming and engaging book

A charming book with wonderful characters brought to life by Gervaise Phinn who reads the book so very well himself. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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