PRAISE FOR GERVASE PHINN:
A worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing.
As Yorkshire's favourite school inspector turns to fiction you can enjoy memorable characters and turns of phrase.
Packed with delightful and authentic characters, juicy gossip, precarious romance and good old-fashioned village drama, this is a warm-hearted and hilarious account of a struggling school in a small community.
When Gervase Phinn receives his peerage for services to good-heartedness, this will be the motto on his coat of arms: "Ex silvis sed non supra montem." . . . This entertaining and moving homework earns a good few merit marks. Gervase Phinn is not going downhill yet, by a long chalk on a blackboard.
Written with all the humour and warmth one has come to expect from this master storyteller.