She was wearing red shoes!
With silver heels!
causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can
understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to
come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more
problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the
challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter
former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker and a duplicitous chair of
governors, to name but a few.
Then there's the gossip. After all, a
woman who would wear red shoes to an interview is obviously capable
of anything ...
Warm, funny and poignant, Gervase Phinn's first novel
for adults creates a fictional world that's as real as can be. It
will delight all his fans, and win him many more.
Written with all the humour and warmth one has come to expect from this master storyteller. (Countryman)
This heartwarming tale makes ideal holiday reading (News of the World)
As Yorkshire's favourite school inspector turns to fiction you can enjoy memorable characters and turns of phrase. (Choice)
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks; Reprint edition (7 Jun 2012)
Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 2.8 cm