Gervase Phinn The Other Side of the Dale

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The Other Side of the Dale

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Gervase Phinn reveals his early experiences as a school inspector in The Other Side of the Dale. As the newly appointed County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire, Gervase Phinn reveals in this warm and wonderfully humorous account, the experiences of his first year in the job—and what an education it was! He quickly learns that he must slow his pace and appreciate the beautiful countryside—"Are tha'comin' in then, mester, or are tha' stoppin' out theer all day admirin' t'view?" He encounters some larger-than-life characters, from farmers and lords of the manor to teaching nuns and eccentric caretakers. And, best of all, he discovers the delightful and enchanting qualities of the Dales children, including the small boy, who, when told he's not very talkative, answers: "If I've got owt to say I says it, and if I've got owt to ask I asks it." With his keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase Phinn's stories in The Other Side of the Dale will not fail to make you weep with laughter.

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Gervase Phinn is a teacher, freelance lecturer, author, poet, school inspector, educational consultant, and visiting professor of education. For 14 years he taught in a range of schools, then acted as general advisor for language development in Rotherham before moving on to North Yorkshire, where he spent 10 years as a school inspector—time that has provided so much source material for his books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, York.

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Gervase Phinn has written an entertaining memoir of his first year as a school inspector in North Yorkshire. His love of children and his job comes through in the stories he recounts of overseeing teachers and curriculum in this rural area of England. However, his audio delivery is stilted, with pauses in unnatural places that make him sound like he is speaking to someone who has difficulty with English. The monotone delivery does not convey the enthusiasm that the words do. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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