Teacher, Teacher! – Jack Sheffield

19 Sep

Synopsis – It’s 1977 and Jack Sheffield is appointed headmaster of a small village primary school in North Yorkshire. So begins Jack’s eventful journey through the school year and his attempts to overcome the many problems that face him as a young and inexperienced headmaster.

The many colourful chapters include Ruby the 20 stone caretaker with an acute spelling problem, a secretary who worships Margaret Thatcher, a villager who grows giant carrots, a barmaid/parent who requests sex lessons, and a five-year-old boy whose language is colourful in the extreme. And then there’s also beautiful, bright Beth Henderson, who is irresistibly attractive to the young headmaster…

Warm, funny and nostalgic, Teacher, Teacher is a delightful read that is guaranteed to make you feel better, whatever kind of day you’ve had.

My Thoughts – Well, what can i say about this book? This was my third choice from The Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge and i am so glad that i picked this! This book centres on Jack Sheffield, a head teacher in a tiny village school, and what happens over the course of a year. It is a true account too and i found it very heart-warming and funny. I actually laughed at some parts and actually cried at others. This is part of a series and i cant wait to get more books in it, am even considering going to buy them today to continue the story. I actually read this book in the course of a day, its been a long time that I’ve sat all day and not put a book down, but this book was so worth it. Its the best book ive read in a long time, probably my favourite book of the year! This cannot be rated highly enough in my opinion!

Rating – 5/5

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