Silent Night by Jack Sheffield

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More funny and heartwarming for the North Yorkshire village school and its eccentric occupants.
     1984 -- and it's an important time for the children of Ragley-on-the Forest school. Their school choir is to sing a carol in a church in York, and is actually going to be on television! Helping to keep his excited children, not to mention their parents, under control during these momentous events taxes jack and his staff to the limit. And at the same time, Jack has his own problems to deal with.

About Jack Sheffield

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Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late seventies and eighties, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time that he began to record his many amusing stories of village life portrayed in Teacher, Teacher!, his first novel. Mister Teacher is his second novel and continues the story of life in the fictional village of Ragley-on-the-Forest. His new book, Dear Teacher, will be published in early 2009. Jack Sheffield lives in York and Hampshire. Visit his website at
Published December 5, 2013 by Transworld Digital. 337 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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I had no trouble putting it down at night when I wanted to sleep, and I think it would appeal to those who enjoy light-weight meanderings into a gentler way of school and village life, prior to the National Curriculum, when mobile phones were in their infancy and people actually stopped to have c...

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