Dear Teacher Paperback – 10 Sep 2009
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"Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure" (ALAN TITCHMARSH)
The third novel in the highly successful Teacher, Teacher! series, perfect for fans of James Herriot, Gervase Phinn and Call the Midwife
'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh
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Top Customer Reviews
Like its two predecessors `Dear Teacher' revolves around life at Ragley village school, its teachers, children, parents and local life but this book boasts more. We still have the daily anecdotes but stories are deeper and events are more colourful.
How lovely it is to be reminded of the importance of values particularly by children: "Our mummy says we're like different-coloured crayons..." said Rowena..."But we all live in the same tin," replied her twin sister Katrina.
This book will be your best friend. You will not want it to end as you read about the funny Pontefract strippers, the "cutest lil' city" of York , Mrs Earnshaw's baby daughter called Dallas (!)... going to "Devon" when you die and so very much more.
A walk down 1980s memory lane is not to be missed as we remember those flares in fashion and nostalgic notes from Abba not to mention the reign of Margaret Thatcher.
Best of all is our dear young Headmaster, Jack Sheffield. We all want a Jack in our lives. If you don't already have one you will be looking for one after reading this book. We experience the pangs of love he has for the lovely Beth and reflect on his words ...'while time might be a great healer, love was better'
This is an excellent read. If you have been a pupil, parent or teacher at some point in your life this will be your reference book on life. This book is so good that I found myself wanting to re-live my life amongst the descriptions and tales of life in Ragley.
Jack I hope she says yes...........
I also brought the little book about the Christmas turkey...I read it to my grand daughter on Christmas Eve,who asks can we read this every year?
Well Done again Jack...all books are excellent and worth reading,however, you will need time on your side 'cause you will not beable to put them down.
Here's to number 4.......Hurry up.
The undercurrent of the story for me is the relationship between Jack and the two Henderson sisters, Laura and Beth. Reading as we do, we see him flounder with his friendship with Laura, who has misinterpreted everything, whilst as a reader we know that he only has feelings and eyes for Beth, a fellow Head teacher, and at times you want to scream `just get the courage Jack' to put your love life in order.
It is an easy read, and has taken less than two days to read but I did not think it was as funny as the last book. The book needs to be read now; there are so many references to life in 1979/1980 that are actually a dig at the way life is like now. The excitement of personal stereos so only you can listen to the music without inflicting it on everyone else, comes in a generation now plugged into iPods. Abiding by union rules not to administer medicines in school, shows us that no one can help now, in fear of being held accountable if little Terry Earnshaw's cough medicine falls into the wrong hands or if Terry is given too much. Getting a television in the local pub, The Royal Oak is going to cause the local football team's post match team talks too much of an "extraction". No doubt they would be watching the football on it and talking about how successful Chelsea is (in division two then). Do not think in the times of the credit crunch that finances do not get mentioned by Jack Sheffield, they do.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed this as much as all the others in the series.A very entertaining book which made me laugh at times.Published 8 days ago by REO
Quite readable but not as amusing as the Gervaise Phinn books on similar subject.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
As usual Jack Sheffield has managed to write a funny, heart warming account of his time as a headmaster. I love his books and would thoroughly recommend any of them.Published 6 months ago by gellybean
Another very good read. Enjoyed the feelings Jack has for Laura and Beth and that develops in this book.Lovely weather and country descriptions highly recommend this bookPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another emotion packed book in the series. You can tell from the stories why he enjoyed teaching.Published 6 months ago by Andrew Taylor