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Happiest Days

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It's 1986 and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher. It's the year of Margaret Thatcher's third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, a year of surprises is in store. Ruby the Caretaker find happiness at last, Vera the Secretary makes an important decision, a new teacher is appointed and a disaster threatens the school. Meanwhile Jack receives unexpected news, and is faced with the biggest decision of his career . . . Readers love Jack Sheffield: 'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh 'Overflowing with amusing anecdotes' Daily Express 'Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school' Choice 'Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own' York Pressshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 21mm | 241g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552171581
  • 9780552171588
  • 243,318

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"Lovely book . . .thoroughly recommended" * Stephen Lewis, The York Press * "The characterisation (is) utterly delightful" * Stephen Lewis, The York Press * "Another charming book" * Stephen Lewis, The York Press * "Readers can follow Jack's fortunes through this heart-warming read which should appeal to most readers" * The Telegraph and Argus *show more

About Jack Sheffield

Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late 70s and 80s, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in primary education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life. He lives in York and Hampshire. Visit his website at www.jacksheffield.comshow more

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"Lovely book . . .thoroughly recommended"show more

Back cover copy

It’s 1986 and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth roller-coaster year as headteacher. It’s the time of Margaret Thatcher’s third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley School, a year of surprises is in store. Ruby the caretaker find happiness at last, Vera the secretary makes an important decision, a new teacher is appointed and a disaster threatens the school. Meanwhile, Jack receives unexpected news, and is faced with the biggest decision of his career . . .show more

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