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Summary

The second book in the delightful Barton-In-The-Dale series which began with The Little Village School.

Elisabeth Devine certainly rocked the boat when she arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale to take over as head teacher of the little primary school. Now it's a new term, and after winning over the wary locals, she can finally settle in to her role. Or so she thinks... For the school is hit by a brand-new bombshell: it's to be merged with its arch rival, and Elisabeth has to fight for the headship with Urebank's ruthless and calculating headmaster.

She has her work cut out for her. But add in some gossip and a helping of scandal, not to mention various newcomers bringing good things and bad to Barton, and that's not the only trouble that's brewing in the village.

©2013 Gervase Phinn (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton

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laugh out loud funny

Would you consider the audio edition of Trouble at the Little Village School to be better than the print version?

I love the books and audio edition but I enjoy drifting of to sleep with a really good book being read to me

What was one of the most memorable moments of Trouble at the Little Village School?

The funniest part for me is Chardony telling the talr of her sister giving birth i have to listen to it at least once a day

What about Gervase Phinn’s performance did you like?

He draws you into the story you feel you are part of the tale and can picture everyone he talks about

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

when Elizabeth goes to see her son and talks to him telling him she wouldn't change him for a normal child, whatever normal is I had a good cry at that,

Any additional comments?

I cant get enough of his books and am desperate to go and see him in person

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loved it


it was a very good story situation seemed desperate so often and at the end all worked out good!

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A continuation of Little Village School

Read the above first and then read this, you will carry on laughing. Light and easy Listening.

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brilliant

another light hearted, amusing and really enjoyable read. bringing you the return of favourite characters

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super book. bought the 3rd one straight away.

listened to this in 3 days. every spare minute. so glad there's more to follow.

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brilliant

loved it couldn't stop listening, brilliantly read. would highly recommend to anyone in current education

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Trouble at the little. Village school

Another great story of the little village in Yorkshire. Dr. Phone makes the village come alive with his enjoyable p reading. Highly recommended.

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Heart warming Story

What did you like most about Trouble at the Little Village School?

The characters are so true to life, amusing, touching and interesting. Very well written and very well read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elizabeth - very strong woman, the sort of person I'd enjoy as a friend.

What about Gervase Phinn’s performance did you like?

Very believable, he obviously cared about the characters and transmits that to the reader. Very enjoyable.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both - great story.

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Thoroughly recommend this book. A really good read.

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  • Vicky
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Great Book

Really enjoyed this book....kept me hooked through out. Wish I had kept going as was enjoying the happy ending!

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Gervaise Phinn at his best

What did you like most about Trouble at the Little Village School?

the story draws you in and you want to keep listening to the end, the characters build and you grow to love or hate them and a really good feel listen.

What did you like best about this story?

The way relationships build and characters are allowed to drop in and out of the story

What does Gervase Phinn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Listening to Gervase reading the book makes it so good to listen to he brings the characters to life.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Sunday evening viewing as it used to be

Any additional comments?

If you like Gervase Phinn's humour and down to earth books you will love this book, please realise this is the second book of a three book series. I very rarely buy the next book straight away to listen to the following up story but I did on this occasion, finished this book on Sunday and bought book 3 to start on the Monday.