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School's Out!

Jack Sheffield


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PUBLISHED: 26th September 2013
ISBN: 9780552167031
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As the new school year begins, Jack Sheffield prepares for an even more eventful year than usual.It's 1983 - the era of the new CD player, Microsoft Word, the McDonalds McNugget, cabbage patch dolls, the threat of a miners' strike and a final farewell to the halfpenny piece.
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  • Paperback
    $24.16
PUBLISHED: 26th September 2013
ISBN: 9780552167031
ANNOTATION:
As the new school year begins, Jack Sheffield prepares for an even more eventful year than usual.It's 1983 - the era of the new CD player, Microsoft Word, the McDonalds McNugget, cabbage patch dolls, the threat of a miners' strike and a final farewell to the halfpenny piece.

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As the new school year begins, Jack Sheffield prepares for an even more eventful year than usual.It's 1983 - the era of the new CD player, Microsoft Word, the McDonalds McNugget, cabbage patch dolls, the threat of a miners' strike and a final farewell to the halfpenny piece.

Publisher Description

As the new school year begins, Jack Sheffield prepares for an even more eventful year than usual. A new teacher is appointed, and before long tongues start to wag.

Meanwhile, five-year old Madona Fazackerly makes her mark in an unexpected way, life changes dramatically for Ruby the caretaker and, in the village Coffee Shop, Dorothy Humpleby plans a dirty weekend.

It's 1983 - the era of the new CD player, Microsoft Word, the McDonalds McNugget, cabbage patch dolls, the threat of a miners' strike and a final farewell to the halfpenny piece.

Jack has to manage a year of triumph and tragedy...

Back Cover

As the new school year begins, Jack Sheffield prepares for an even more eventful year than usual. A new teacher is appointed, and before long tongues start to wag. Meanwhile, five-year-old Madonna Fazackerly makes her mark in an unexpected way, life changes dramatically for Ruby the caretaker and, in the village coffee shop, Dorothy Humpleby plans a dirty weekend. It's the era of the new CD player, Microsoft Word, the McDonald's McNugget, cabbage patch dolls, the threat of a miners' strike and a final farewell to the halfpenny piece. Jack has to manage a year of triumph and tragedy...

Author Biography

Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and gew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate in north-east Leeds. After training to be a teacher, he became a headteacher in two North Yorkshire schools before becoming a Senior Lecturer at Bretton Hall College. It was at this time that he began to record his many amusing stories of Yorkshire village life, which tell the life of a head teacher in the fictional village of Ragley-on-the-Forest. He now lives in York and Hampshire.

Review

A wonderful, nostalgic trip to the era of Cabbage Patch dolls and the introduction of CD players. Good Book Guide School and village life is painted with compassion and an exquisite sense of detail, deftly balancing humour and tragedy. Choice magazine

Review Text

"School and village life is painted with compassion and an exquisite sense of detail, deftly balancing humour and tragedy."

Promotional "Headline"

Jack Sheffield delights with the ups and downs of village life in another year at Ragley-on-the-Forest school

Product Details

Author
Jack Sheffield
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0552167037
ISBN-13
9780552167031
Media
Book
Publication Date
2013-09-26
Pages
336
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Paperback
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
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