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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Happiest Days, written and read by Jack Sheffield.

It’s 1986, and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his 10th roller-coaster year as head teacher. 

It’s the year of Margaret Thatcher’s third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, a year of surprises is in store. Ruby the Caretaker finds happiness at last, Vera the Secretary makes an important decision, a new teacher is appointed and a disaster threatens the school.

Meanwhile Jack receives unexpected news and is faced with the biggest decision of his career....

©2018 Jack Sheffield (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

Praise for Jack Sheffield: "Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure." (Alan Titchmarsh)

"Overflowing with amusing anecdotes." (Daily Express)

"Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school." (Choice)

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the narrator is awful

Awful narration!!! the narrator has not done his best work on this at all. hes breathy and very stop start. it just doesnt have the flow his other works has. very disappointing. it distracted away from the story. so frustrating!!

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Primary school days

This series of books cover the author’s career in a village Primary School, before the introduction of The National Curriculum. I taught in a Devon village school around that time (1977-1986) so the book brought back so many memories for me from those days. I can’t wait to start the next one in the series.

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Another great book

Again another time remembered with life's ups and downs. Thank you for giving me a chance to escape.