Gervase Phinn meets head teachers, checks school curriculums, selects an unpopular winner in a poetry competition, and gains confidence of the shyest and the most stubborn with innate diplomacy. He graciously accepts endless inaccuracies in the spelling and pronunciation of his name--"he's called Mr Grim and he's a spectre"--becomes much sought-after and admired by the county's matrons, and his heart is set a'flutter by a pretty, unmarried headmistress with whom he longs to be more intimately acquainted.
A good-natured, entertaining storyteller obviously committed to his calling, Mr Phinn's occasional inaccuracy in rendition in no way detracts from his warm and enjoyable reading. --Running time approx 3 hours --Lynn Took --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I tried to get into the story, i really did.
Perhaps it's a read for someone who was at school a long time ago and has become quite nostalgic. Read more
For a pleasant, relaxing, informative and amusing read you can't beat one of Gervase Phinn's Dales Series books. I am not looking forward to the day I have read them all!Published 2 months ago by P. Englert