Life for the Yorkshire Dales school inspector is about to become not unlike the rambling hills of the Dales themselves - up and down and all over the place. Despite a year of disasters, Gervase manages to gallantly retain his sense of humour throughout. This is his fourth book of reminiscences.
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.