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The Other Side of the Dale
by Gervase Phinn | Literature & Fiction
Registered by RedDahlia of Folkestone, Kent United Kingdom on 1/21/2006
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Hudsons-Bham): travelling


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by RedDahlia from Folkestone, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, January 21, 2006

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TBR 


Journal Entry 2 by RedDahlia from Folkestone, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, January 29, 2006

8 out of 10

The author is described as the James Herriot of Schools. This book is the first in the Gervase Phinn memoirs of his days as the School Inspector for English and Drama in the Yorkshire Dales. There are some really hilarious anecdotes and wonderful interactions with the children.

He has a wonderful secretary/clerk, Julie, who loves to tell it as it is, there is also the hellish cleaner called Connie from the Staff Development Centre you do not mess with! And the terrifying fire eating dragon, Mrs Savage, who is the PA to the Chief Education Officer! With just one look she could freeze the balls off a brass monkey! 


Journal Entry 3 by RedDahlia from Folkestone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, June 01, 2006

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Book posted off to Gembear today. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 4 by Gembear from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Saturday, June 03, 2006

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Wow! What great timing! The postie has just dropped this through our door as we are packing up for our week away. Great Stuff! I shall look forward to enjoying this read in the brilliant sunshine we are expecting this week, ha! Thanks Maureen! 


Journal Entry 5 by Gembear from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Saturday, June 10, 2006

10 out of 10

I absolutely loved this book, there was so much in it I could relate to. It had me remembering precious moments with kids I'd taught and smiling to myself. The most touching moment for me was when a child told him he was special needs and wasn't good at anything but he got him talking about sheep and admitted to the child that when it came to sheep he was special needs. It has whetted my appetite for more from this author, his poetry as well as his adventures as a school inspector in the Dales.
I really think you should send this off on a ring for others to enjoy, it's such a great read! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingHudsons-Bhamwing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Journal Entry 7 by wingHudsons-Bhamwing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, April 24, 2010

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This is no longer on the OBCZ shelf. Marking the book as travelling, pending a journal entry, in case anyone goes to look for it in the meantime.

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