The many colourful chapters include Ruby the 20 stone caretaker with an acute spelling problem, a secretary who worships Margaret Thatcher, a villager who grows giant carrots, a barmaid/parent who requests sex lessons, and a five-year-old boy whose language is colourful in the extreme. And then there's also beautiful, bright Beth Henderson, who is irresistibly attractive to the young headmaster...
Warm, funny and nostalgic, Teacher, Teacher is a delightful read that is guaranteed to make you feel better, whatever kind of day you've had.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 126 x 196 x 24mm | 222.26g
- 26 Jun 2007
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Corgi Books
- London, United Kingdom
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Back cover copy
It's 1977 and Jack Sheffield arrives at a small village primary school in North Yorkshire. Little does he imagine what the first year will hold in store as he has to grapple with:
Ruby, the 20 stone caretaker with an acute spelling problem
Vera, the school secretary who worships Margaret Thatcher
Ping, the little Vietnamese refugee who becomes the school's best reader and poet
Deke Ramsbottom, a singing cowboy, father of Wayne, Shane and Clint,
and many others, includinga groundsman who grows giant carrots, a barmaid parent who requests sex lessons, and a five-year-old boy whose language is colourful in the extreme. And then there's beautiful, bright Beth Henderson, a deputy head, who is irresistibly attractive to the young headmaster...
'Heartbeat for teachers' Fay Yeomans, BBC Radio