Up and Down in the Dales

Up and Down in the Dales

Gervase Phinn has an extraordinary talent to entertain, and the latest instalment to the Dale Series is heart-warming, wry and will make you laugh out loud.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141924588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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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 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. 'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms' Daily Telegraph Gervase Phinn is an author and educator from Rotherham who, after teaching for fourteen years in a variety of schools, moved to North Yorkshire to be a school inspector. He has written autobiographies, novels, plays, collections of poetry and stories, as well as a number of books about education. 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 organizations. He is married with four adult children. His books include The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales, The Heart of the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales and Trouble at the Little Village School.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Head Over Heels in the Dales

Head Over Heels in the Dales

Head Over Heels in the Dales is the third volume in Gervase Phinn's bestselling Dales Series 'Could you tell me how to spell "sex" please?

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141925042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 813

Head Over Heels in the Dales is the third volume in Gervase Phinn's bestselling Dales Series 'Could you tell me how to spell "sex" please?' Gervase Phinn thinks he's heard just about everything in his two years as a school inspector, but a surprising enquiry from an angelic six-year-old reminds him never to take children for granted. This year Gervase has lots of important things on his mind - his impending marriage to Christine Bentley (the prettiest headteacher for miles around), finding somewhere idyllic to live in the Yorkshire Dales, and the chance of a promotion. All of which generate their fair share of excitement, aided and abetted as usual by his colleagues in the office. In Head Over Hells in the Dales, join Gervase Phinn in the classroom where he faces his greatest challenge: keeping a straight face as teachers and children alike conspire to have him laughing out loud. 'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms' Daily Telegraph Gervase Phinn is an author and educator from Rotherham who, after teaching for fourteen years in a variety of schools, moved to North Yorkshire to be a school inspector. He has written autobiographies, novels, plays, collections of poetry and stories, as well as a number of books about education. 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 organizations. He is married with four adult children. His books include The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales,The Heart of the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales and Trouble at the Little Village School.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Road to the Dales

Road to the Dales

This book is a snapshot of growing up in Yorkshire in the 1950s - reminisce with Gervase, and share in his personal journey - of school days and holidays as well as his tentative steps into the adult world.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141964638

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 358

A unique look into the childhood experiences of Gervase Phinn in Road to the Dales. Gervase tells of a life full of happiness, conversation, music and books shared with his three siblings, mother and father. This book is a snapshot of growing up in Yorkshire in the 1950s - reminisce with Gervase, and share in his personal journey - of school days and holidays as well as his tentative steps into the adult world. Devour numerous uproarious stories including the incident involving a broken greenhouse, crashing his brother's newly restored bike as well as secrets about his first dates, adventures at summer camp, family trips to Blackpool and many other captivating tales. With a wicked ear for the comical, and a sharp eye for detail, Road to the Dales visits poignant moments, significant events and precious memories from a boy called Gervase Phinn. Gervase Phinn is an author and educator from Rotherham who, after teaching for fourteen years in a variety of schools, moved to North Yorkshire to be a school inspector. He has written autobiographies, novels, plays, collections of poetry and stories, as well as a number of books about education. 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 organizations. He is married with four adult children. His books include The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales,The Heart of the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales and Trouble at the Little Village School.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Up Dale

Up Dale

Author: Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNP3S8

Category:

Page: 110

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The Heart of the Dales

The Heart of the Dales

Gervase Phinn has an extraordinary talent to entertain, and the latest instalment to the Dale Series is heart-warming, wry and will make you laugh out loud.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141902142

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 187

Gervase Phinn is back with his tales of life as a schools inspector in Yorkshire. His colourful cast of characters have now become firm favourites - the mostly mad staff at County Hall as well as the children themselves who find ways of embarrassing the school inspectors with innocent ease. We reconvene with Christine Bentley, head teacher of Winnery Nook School and now Gervase's wife and mother of their son, the well-named Mrs Savage and not forgetting the Queen of Clean – Connie. Gervase Phinn has an extraordinary talent to entertain, and the latest instalment to the Dale Series is heart-warming, wry and will make you laugh out loud.
Categories: Education

The Yorkshire Coast and the Cleveland Hills and Dales

The Yorkshire Coast and the Cleveland Hills and Dales

He takes his readers up hill and down dale , leaving no corner of Dartmoor
unexplored . An enthusiastic lover of its rough beauties , he infuses his book and
friends with something of his spirited energy . ' - Morning Post . Over this
interesting ...

Author: John Leyland

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433071387173

Category: Cleveland Hills (England).

Page: 334

View: 983

Categories: Cleveland Hills (England).

All the Year Round0

All the Year Round0

I went the meet those of Devon , until Edmund , Earl other way — up and down
dale from St. of Cornwall , A.D. 1305 , separated the two , Cleer ; and such deep
little dales ! It appointing Crockern Tor on Dartmoor as is across them , grown ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11392638

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All the Year Round

All the Year Round

I went the meet those of Devon , until Edmund , Earl other way - up and down
dale from St. of Cornwall , A.D. 1305 , separated the two , Cleer ; and such deep
little dales ! It appointing Crockern Tor on Dartmoor as is across them , grown
wider ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081754487

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To Kill a Railway

To Kill a Railway

The " easy answer " of promoting tourism undoubtedly brings considerable sums
of money into areas like the Dales , but the ... Stimulating economic activity
beside the line could actually create a reason for travelling up rather than down
dale ...

Author: Stan Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001046629

Category:

Page: 161

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The American Board and American Slavery Speech in Plymouth Church Brooklyn January 23 1860 Reported by W H Burr

The American Board and American Slavery  Speech     in Plymouth Church  Brooklyn  January 23  1860  Reported by W  H  Burr

My friend , Mr. Benedict , the merchant , in the early part of this debate , charged
me with chasing one idea , as he said , “ up hill and down dale . " Well , sir , here [
pointing to the Cherokee country ] are hills and dales ; and I know of one idea ...

Author: Theodore TILTON

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018540575

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A Wayne in a Manger

A Wayne in a Manger

A Wayne in a Manger is the hilarious compilation of nativity stories by Gervase Phinn.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141924748

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 446

A Wayne in a Manger is the hilarious compilation of nativity stories by Gervase Phinn. Discover some wonderfully funny and touching nativity play anecdotes, including children forgetting their lines, ad-libbing, falling of the stage, picking their noses and showing their knickers. One brilliant anecdote tells of an innkeeper who generously says there's plenty of room for Mary and Joseph, while another child, jealous of Joseph's starring role, allows Mary to come in but not Joseph, who can 'push off' ... There's the baby Jesus who suddenly pipes up with 'My name is Tammy, are you my Mommy?' and funniest of all, Mary who tells Joseph, 'I'm having a baby - oh and it's not yours'. Gervase Phinn's A Wayne in a Manger is the perfect gift this Christmas. 'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms' Daily Telegraph Gervase Phinn is an author and educator from Rotherham who, after teaching for fourteen years in a variety of schools, moved to North Yorkshire to be a school inspector. He has written autobiographies, novels, plays, collections of poetry and stories, as well as a number of books about education. 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 organizations. He is married with four adult children. His books include The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales,The Heart of the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales and Trouble at the Little Village School.
Categories: Humor

Up Hill and Down Dale in Ancient Etruria

Up Hill and Down Dale in Ancient Etruria

Remains so ancient , that in comparison with them the Pelasgic and Etruscan
walls of this city take up almost a modern position . " It is curious in these
antiquarian rambles over lonely hills and dales , how quickly you establish
friendly relations ...

Author: Frederick H. A. Seymour

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000005352020

Category: Etruria

Page: 320

View: 386

Categories: Etruria

Chronicles and Stories of the Craven Dales

Chronicles and Stories of the Craven Dales

From hence there was a road -- principally carried through undrained pastures —
to Scale House , beyond which the way to Rylstone was plain enough , and
followed an ancient Roman via , * which , up - hill and down - dale , * The inquirer
 ...

Author: James Henry Dixon

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600057884

Category: Craven (England)

Page: 472

View: 607

Categories: Craven (England)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

Twinkle  Twinkle  Little Stars

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars is the second delightful collection of stories and poems from Gervase Phinn.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141903675

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 373

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars is the second delightful collection of stories and poems from Gervase Phinn. Following on from the terrific success of A Wayne in a Manger, Gervase Phinn has collected together from his bestselling Dales books his favourite stories about children, and included some poems from his popular Puffin poetry books. In this humorously illustrated book, the stories have one thing in common - the wonderfully funny (and usually innocent) things that children say. What makes Naomi's granny wobble? What's the secret ingredient in Richard's jam tarts? What is Billy's unconventional method for making babies? Whether they are stories about children who cannot read very well but know the names of many breeds of sheep or children who are more privileged (coming to school in a Wolls-Woyce), they are simply delightful. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars is a heart-warming book will enchant you, as Gervase Phinn helps you look at life through a child's eyes - and that's quite a special thing. 'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms' Daily Telegraph Gervase Phinn is an author and educator from Rotherham who, after teaching for fourteen years in a variety of schools, moved to North Yorkshire to be a school inspector. He has written autobiographies, novels, plays, collections of poetry and stories, as well as a number of books about education. 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 organizations. He is married with four adult children. His books include The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales,The Heart of the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales and Trouble at the Little Village School.
Categories: Humor

Countrygoer in the Dales

Countrygoer in the Dales

This road drops dangerously into Langcliffe , then sedately down the Ribble to
Settle . Motorists , take care ; Malham exits are all hazardous . 7 . Walkers Only :
Ways out to Other Dales These are many ; paths up limestone slopes to avoid the
 ...

Author: Jessica Lofthouse

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89034727966

Category: England

Page: 224

View: 894

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A Dales Heritage

A Dales Heritage

The scouts of the advancing army of railway speculators rush about in every
direction , up hill and down dale . ' But after all the schemes none materialised ,
and it took another forty years for the railway to reach Hawes , and then it closed
 ...

Author: Marie Hartley

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000834682

Category: North Yorkshire (England)

Page: 142

View: 930

Categories: North Yorkshire (England)

Over Hill and Dale

Over Hill and Dale

This is a delectable second helping of hilarious tales from the man who has been dubbed 'the James Herriot of schools'. In Over Hill and Dale, Gervase Phinn will have you laughing out loud.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141956831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 760

Over Hill and Dale is the second volume in Gervase Phinn's bestselling Dales series. 'Miss, who's that funny man at the back of the classroom? So begins school-inspector Gervase Phinn's second year among the frankly spoken pupils and teachers of North Yorkshire - the sight of Gervase with his notebook and pen provokes unexpected reactions from the children and adults alike. But Gervase is far from daunted - he is ready to brave the steely glare of the officious Mrs Savage, and even feels up to helping Dr Gore organize a gathering of the Feofees - just as soon as someone tells him what they are! He is still in pursuit of the lovely headteacher Christine Bentley, but will she feel the same? This is a delectable second helping of hilarious tales from the man who has been dubbed 'the James Herriot of schools'. In Over Hill and Dale, Gervase Phinn will have you laughing out loud. 'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms' Daily Telegraph Gervase Phinn is an author and educator from Rotherham who, after teaching for fourteen years in a variety of schools, moved to North Yorkshire to be a school inspector. He has written autobiographies, novels, plays, collections of poetry and stories, as well as a number of books about education. 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 organizations. He is married with four adult children. His books include The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales,The Heart of the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales and Trouble at the Little Village School.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Katherine Neel Dale

Katherine Neel Dale

Medical Missionary James Gary Dale. Spirit of the ... To do this He used the
medical work of Dr. Dale in a remarkable way . An historical ... Beyond the next
house , however , the cry was again taken up , " Down with the Americans ! Long
live ...

Author: James Gary Dale

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112099924075

Category: Missionaries, Medical

Page: 216

View: 183

Categories: Missionaries, Medical

Those Vintage Years of Radio

Those Vintage Years of Radio

... her own family style of programme would eventually be taken up by others and
that the name of Dale was likely to become a source ... down , Dale ! ” family and
its problems , there was a large degree 114 THOSE VINTAGE YEARS OF RADIO
.

Author: John Snagge

Publisher: London : Pitman

ISBN: UOM:39015008275854

Category: Radio - Grande-Bretagne - Histoire

Page: 247

View: 175

Categories: Radio - Grande-Bretagne - Histoire

The Hidden Landscape

The Hidden Landscape

Those who have followed the Pennine Way will confirm that it is altogether more
up fell than down dale . The cuts made by the Rivers Swale , Ure , Nidd and
Wharfe still dictate absolutely the passage of roads and the siting of villages .

Author: Richard A. Fortey

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: CHI:092425783

Category: Geology

Page: 308

View: 505

'I travelled to Haverfordwest to get to the past. From Paddington Station a Great Western locomotive took me on a journey westwards from London further and further back into geological time, from the age of mammals to the age of trilobites...Under the River Severn and into Wales, I was back before the time of the dinosaurs, to a time when Wales steamed and sweated with the humid heat of moss-laden and boggy forests in coal-swamps, where dragonflies the size of hawks flitted in the mist; and then on back still further in time, so far back that life had not yet slithered or crawled upon the land from its aqueous nursery.' So begins this enthralling exploration of time and place in which Richard Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events, which dictate not only the personality of the landscape, but the nature of the soil, the plants that grow in it and the regional characteristics of the buildings. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change so we learn to read the clues they contain: that Britain was once divided into two parts separated by an ocean, that Scottish malt whisky, Harris tweed, slate roofs and thatched cottages can be traced back to tumultuous events which took place many millions of years ago. "The Hidden Landscape" has become a classic in popular geology since its first publication in 1993. This new edition is, fully updated and beautifully illustrated.
Categories: Geology