Up and Down in the Dales
Gervase Phinn
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Up and Down in the Dales is the fourth volume in Gervase Phinn s bestselling Dales Series What s your name I asked the child Tequila, she replied I m named after a drink Tequila Sunrise, I murmured No, pouted the child Tequila Braithwaite Now in his fourth year as an Inspector for English in the Yorkshire Dales, Gervase Phinn still relishes visiting the schUp and Down in the Dales is the fourth volume in Gervase Phinn s bestselling Dales Series What s your name I asked the child Tequila, she replied I m named after a drink Tequila Sunrise, I murmured No, pouted the child Tequila Braithwaite Now in his fourth year as an Inspector for English in the Yorkshire Dales, Gervase Phinn still relishes visiting the schools whether an inner city comprehensive fraught with difficulties or a small Dales Primary school where the main danger is one of closure With endless good humour, he copes with the little surprises that occur round every corner Some things never change Mrs Savage roars, Connie rants, and Gervase s colleague in the office play verbal ping pong But all this can be put behind him each day when he returns home to his lovely wife, Christine, who is expecting their first baby Up and Down in the Dales is charming montage of Gervase Phinn s experiences will keep you amused and will win a place in your heart.
  • Title: Up and Down in the Dales
  • Author: Gervase Phinn
  • ISBN: 9780141011318
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback

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Prabodh Katti Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
There comes a book in everyone's life which is totally different from all the books s/he has ever read. And there comes a book which brings out a beautiful smile and at the same time a pang of nostalgia and memories of a time when all was so peachy, innocent, silly and yet beautiful. For me, this book was that.There is no complex plot. There are no edge-of-the-seat dramatic moments. No tragic romantic moments, in fact nothing called a conventional plot. It is a fictional memoir of a school inspe [...]
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Amanda Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
For some reason, I found this book in the Dales series a little tougher-going than the previous three. It was still light-hearted, but seemed a lot more wrapped up in Phinn's personal life rather than tales of the schools he inspects, which is always the most joyful part of the books.In this book, his wife gets up in arms about a school closure, Sidney Clamp plays a rather amusing joke concerning a Quaker meeting house, and Phinn welcomes his first child into the world.
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Liz Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
More amusing tales from the life of a school inspector in the North Yorkshire dales.
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Brona Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
I read this book for book club as quickly as I possibly could fitting it around work so that I could put it down and watch some paint dry. Boring is not a sufficient description. Reading this book was like wading through mud. The prose is dry and forced and the author is doing his best except his anecdotes, on the whole, are not funny. His descriptions of the female characters portray a range of women however the only positive description of a womans physical appearance and personality was saved [...]
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Erin Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Recommended to me by my Grandpa Ken (through marriage) who is British and a delight in and of himself. This book was warm and funny and poignant. I struggled a little with the language barrier but understood most of what was going on. Many laugh out loud moments. The best parts are the comments by the children in the schools he visits. Phinn did delve into his personal life a bit but it made him endearing. Will look at reading his other books as well.
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Florence Millo Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
This delightful book is the first that I have read by Gervase Phinn but I can guarantee that it won't be the last. Mr. Phinn is a school inspector in the Yorkshire dales and the book is a chronicle of his adventures in daily life. Reminds me very much of James Herriot's veterinary chronicles in his All Creatures Great and Small series. A very pleasant read.
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Erica Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
This is an amusing, compassionate insight into the work and life of a school inspector who lives and works in the Yorkshire Dales. Although there is much humour, the author is never patronising or judgemental about the folks he interacts with and writes about. I will be looking out for any other books by Gervase Phinn.
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Karen Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
I read this book a very long time back but I still remember it well. I loved the subtle comedy style of this book and it made me laugh throughout. The situations he faces as a school inspector are hilarious!I plan on reading more books by Gervase Phinn
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Vicki Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Really loved it.Continues the series (this is book 4) really well. Highly recommend it for those who love an "All Creatures Great and Small" style of book, but about a school inspector, instead of a vet.
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James Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Another great book in Phinn's excellent series. This book talks more about Gervase's personal life. This is good as it is interesting reading. The saga of the ramshackle shed in his garden is very funny!
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Fiona Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Little gem of a book covering Gervaise's 4 th year as a school inspector . His wife is expecting their baby, he has just tore down a listed historical building in his garden , and the usual anecdotes from the kids make this as always a cracking read !
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Colleen Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
These books are like James Herriot books. Feel good happy books where nothing too bad ever happens. Funny laugh out loud descriptions of real kids and the unexpected things they say. I also died laughing reading his descriptions of some of the 'difficult' people in his office.
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Dawn Doyle Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
In this autobiography, we see the same Phinn humor that is prevalent in his three former novels of school and village life in the Dales, along with some of the characters and occurrences upon which his novels are based, delightful reads all.
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Ashlin Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Simple and beautiful. I had read this book a few years ago but some scenes of the book will always remain with me as good memories and will always make me smile. If you are looking for a light, heartwarming read, this is your book.
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Karen Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Phinn has been compared to James Herriot, and these books are his stories of being appointed as a Schools Inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. Many chuckles about the funny things the children say or do, and likewise about life in the slower-paced world of Yorkshire.
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Shauna Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
More of the same from the entertaining Gervase Phinn. Gentle and amusing tales of his time as a Schools Inspector in the Yorkshiire Dales.
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Aimee Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Gervase Phinn's series are just MUST READS I loved them!
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Taly Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Lovely book. Enjoyed every minute. Beautiful combination of humor and wisdom.
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Rose Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Enjoyable but some of the anecdotes dragged on far too long. Shorter and snappier would have been more entertaining!
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Stephen Dawson Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
More hilarious fun from the children and adults of the Dales schools.
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Gwen Perfitt Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
yorkshire is the best place on earth.
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Sarah Goode Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Just finished reading this at Download festival. how very rock and roll of me :)Gervaise Phinn. Fun as always.
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Emma Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
The amusing memoir of a school inspector in Yorkshire.
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Jenny Carr Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Again, up to his usual humorous style of writing, but without being full of double entendres.I did laugh a lot. Only Gervase could manage to arrive at his son's birth in full Nazi regale.
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Kay Wells Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Continuation of the roles of a school inspector in yorkshire infant and junior schools. This is Gervase Phinn's 4th book still find them amusing.
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Sheila Howes Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Another excellent and entertaining collection of anecdotes.
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Adele Oct 20, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Gervase Phinn has totally won me over with this series - so much so I've booked to go and see him live in his "an Evening with"
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Up and Down in the Dales By Gervase Phinn Up and Down in the Dales is the fourth volume in Gervase Phinn s bestselling Dales Series What s your name I asked the child Tequila, she replied I m named after a drink Tequila Sunrise, I murmured No, pouted the child Tequila Braithwaite Now in his fourth year as an Inspector for English in the Yorkshire Dales, Gervase Phinn still relishes visiting the schUp and Down in the Dales is the fourth volume in Gervase Phinn s bestselling Dales Series What s your name I asked the child Tequila, she replied I m named after a drink Tequila Sunrise, I murmured No, pouted the child Tequila Braithwaite Now in his fourth year as an Inspector for English in the Yorkshire Dales, Gervase Phinn still relishes visiting the schools whether an inner city comprehensive fraught with difficulties or a small Dales Primary school where the main danger is one of closure With endless good humour, he copes with the little surprises that occur round every corner Some things never change Mrs Savage roars, Connie rants, and Gervase s colleague in the office play verbal ping pong But all this can be put behind him each day when he returns home to his lovely wife, Christine, who is expecting their first baby Up and Down in the Dales is charming montage of Gervase Phinn s experiences will keep you amused and will win a place in your heart.

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