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Summary

The third Little Village School novel.

Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar.

Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives, set to cause trouble, and a surprising staff love affair is exposed. There's also a big school production of The Wizard of Oz to organise as well as an impending visit from the Minister of Education.

Head teacher Elisabeth Devine certainly has her work cut out for her. And that's just some of the drama set to shake-up the village. Throw in a sprinkling of secrets, shocking revelations, old flames, new liaisons, psychics, weddings and misfortune...there's plenty to gossip about this term.

©2013 Gervase Phinn (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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Book three of three

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Wish I had known this was the third book in the series. A good story however but would have been better if I had listened to the two previous books. I was left up in the air about what was to happen to some of the characters at the end of the book. I assume all will be revealed in the next book (or at least some of it).

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all the Little village school books on audible.

I loved all three books. the narrator is excellent, the stories are lovely, I wish the next story was on Audible.

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This is one that I will read again.

If you could sum up The School Inspector Calls! in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, honest, captivating

What was one of the most memorable moments of The School Inspector Calls!?

The boy and the dog

Have you listened to any of Gervase Phinn’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is good, I like this series of books and this is as good as the others I've read.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, that would be a bit of a marathon

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I would recommend this book.

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A enjoyable story told with geuine warmth

What made the experience of listening to The School Inspector Calls! the most enjoyable?

The authors love of his characters brought depth to an otherwise very simple tale of every day village life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The School Inspector Calls!?

The relationship between the head teacher and her brightess pupil is beautifully written.

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

As with any conversation based text the reader brings the characters to life in a way reading can never quite capture. Gervase does a wonderful job here.

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VERY RELAXING LISTENING

A simple tale of village life in the Yorkshire Dales. Some very touching moments and many amusing ones. Slillfully read.

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loved it

great follow on book the author reading brings it to life ready for next

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Funny yet Poigniant

funny yet poigniant always heartwarming and with a lesson for us all, a thoroughly good read

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Fab

Another wonderful book about The Little Village School….it’s just wonderful! And the authors reading is again magnificent, indeed I forget that the characters aren’t actually behind the microphone. Gervase is outstanding as a narrator and of course so accomplished as a writer.

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Another Great Book

I love this book and narrated by a great storyteller. Really worth a listen to.

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The inspector calls

The most enjoyable, fantastic story. I never wanted it to end. I was transported into this most interesting, funny, heart warming. Well just listen to it, it’s the best.

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Wonderful!

A gentle and moving tale of life in a small Yorkshire village told with giid humour and keen observation.

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