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Mister Teacher

Narrated by: Jack Sheffield
Series: Teacher, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs
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Summary

It's 1978, and Jack Sheffield begins his second year as headmaster of a small village primary school in North Yorkshire. There are three letters on his desk - one makes him smile, one makes him sad, and one is destined to change his life forever. This is from nine-year-old Sebastian, suffering from leukaemia in the local hospital, who writes a heartbreaking letter addressed to "Mister Teacher". Jack tries to help, and so begins a journey through the seasons of Yorkshire life, in which the school is the natural centre of the community.

There's a colourful cast of characters who accompany Jack through the ups and downs of the school year including Vera, the school secretary who worships Margaret Thatcher and whose greatest ambition is to become president of the Women's Institute; Ruby, the 20-stone caretaker who sings like Julie Andrews; and Dorothy, the coffee shop assistant who is desperate to be Wonder Woman. Most of all, there is the lovely Beth Henderson, a teacher from a nearby school, who with her Sister Laura presents Jack with an unexpected dilemma....

©2008 Jack Sheffield (P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks

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Mister Teacher

A most enjoyable and at times amusing and touching stories within a story. I enjoyed very much listening to the actual authors voice which made it all so much more realistic.

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Heart warming!

some people I noticed gave up on the 1st book saying the narration was bland! Jack Sheffield is not an actor but wanted to share his wonderful experiences in his own words and I for one am glad he did! His books just get better and better as does he the more used he gets to telling them. So for the people that gave up on him...what a shame! His stories although sometimes sad are mostly comical (out of the mouth of babes!) They give you that warm fuzzy feeling. I love them and I wish there was more. Thanks for sharing Jack X

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memories of school days long ago.

takes me back to junior school remembering long summers and fun with friends long lost.

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Very Funny book

Fantastic books bring back great childhood memories of the 70's. Have just purchased the 3rd book in the series.