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A Load of Old Tripe [Kindle Edition]

Gervase Phinn
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

For eleven-year old James Joseph Johnson (or Jimmy for short) life is not always straightforward. In fact, things can be quite complicated, and don't always turn out as he'd planned . . .



Born in 1946, Jimmy lives with his Mum and Dad in a shiny red brick terraced house in South Yorkshire near the steel works. Sometimes the air is thick and metallic tasting, with bits of soot floating around like little black snowflakes. Despite all this, Jimmy wouldn't want to live anywhere else.



His very best friend, Ignatius Plunkett, is a scrawny boy with a sharp beak of a nose, ears like jug handles and a mop of jet black hair. Micky is his rather 'posh' friend from the big houses down the road. The boys get into a few scrapes in the year leading up to the eleven-plus exams, but will they come out on top in the end?



Will Jimmy survive a week looking after Butch, the temperamental, barrel-bodied bull terrier? Will the truth about the trip to buy Dad's tripe ever come out? What really happens to Jimmy's Mum's coffee and walnut cake, and will the mystery of the missing locket ever get solved?



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About the Author

Gervase Phinn is a teacher, freelance lecturer, author, poet, school inspector, educational consultant, and visiting professor of education. For fourteen years he taught in a range of schools, then acted as General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham before moving on to North Yorkshire, where he spent ten years as a school inspector - time that has provided much source material for his books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, York. He lives with his family near Doncaster.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3907 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1842628089
  • Publisher: Penguin (5 Nov. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002VISNGW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gervase Phinn is a teacher, freelance lecturer, author, poet, school inspector, educational consultant and visiting professor of education - but none of these is more important than his family.

For fourteen years he taught in a range of schools, then acted as General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham before moving on to North Yorkshire, where he spent ten years as a school inspector. He holds five fellowships, honorary doctorates from Hull, Leicester and Sheffield Hallam universities, and is a patron of a number of children's charities and educational organizations.

Gervase lives with his family in Doncaster.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but marred by inaccuracies 10 April 2012
Format:Hardcover
As this book was set in a working-class area of the North in 1957, I identified closely with some of the story, as a primary school pupil from a similar background at the time.
However, I was surprised to see mention of 'burgers'. As far as my memory recalls these were only available at Wimpy bars, and they were called hamburgers, not usually available for home use. As for pizza, it must have been the 1970s before this product arrived in the UK, maybe a little earlier, but certainly not 1957.
'Environmentally-friendly', can only have been in use for the past fifteen to twenty years.
Minor points to some, but if a story is to be set in a period that readers can identify with, the whole thing is spoilt when such inaccuracies occur. An editor should have spotted this, so it's not the author's fault entirely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A load of tripe? 14 Feb. 2012
By maryo
Format:Hardcover
There are so many inaccuracies in this book that make it really irritating! The 'story' is supposedly set in the 1950s, but how many 'ordinary' people thought about having a conservatory or a shower? Bearing in mind that the average wage was around £10-£12 a week, would Mrs Sewell have given £5 each to Jimmy and Iggy ? Would a school day trip have cost 'only a few quid' ? Did we talk then about things not being environmentally friendly? use plastic carrier bags or buy frozen cakes ?
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but short 12 Nov. 2009
Format:Hardcover
I am a big fan of yorkshire bred authors,mike pannett,jack sheffield to name a couple. This was my first phinn book... I found the book good fun,interesting and kept me reading(made me laugh in parts). I think a good xmas filler if needing ideas. The only downside was it was rather short. Still not bad if you like good fun fiction. I think I will stick to non-fiction in the future tho.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good 2 Jan. 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As usual from Gervase a lovely well written book, but oh so short it could almost be a chapter, shame, I think any future books from him will bought at a shop where I can see how long they are! Really not worth the money, but enjoyable to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Load of Old Tripe 12 Jan. 2010
Format:Hardcover
Gervase Phinn's book, A Load of old Tripe, was a present for my elderly mother, so I'm giving her opinion of it. She thought it was ok, an easy read but probably more enjoyable for younger people or those connected with schools.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read and lovely humour. 4 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
this book is a really good read but then again anything by this author is extremely good. I would recommend it to any audience of any age. It has great innocent humour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Christmas oresent 25 Jan. 2014
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As ever Gervase Phinn at his best! Lived all his books and anxiously await his next! I would advise anyone with a sense of humour read these books
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4.0 out of 5 stars A load of old tripe 7 Feb. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I didn't know what to expect with this book. I downloaded a sample and found it easy to read, so I bought the book. I found it very light and very difficult to keep a straight face. You can just imagine the comments coming out of the mouths of children. If you want a light read with a little humour and no bad language then this is the book for you
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