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Ook dealing with his own life while growing up n YorkshireMy view of this book The River is extremely positiven the main In fact the main factor of Road to the Dales I didn t enjoy was the structure Phinn s commentary darts all over the place which does give the novel a gossipy feel this might have been the aim to be fair but doesn t help the reader really get too much of a grasp on what Phinn will be chatting about next It On a Cold Road is far from linear andn the first part deals with Phinn s family than on his own storyI did also recognise a few anecdotes from Phinn s novels about being a school Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment inspectorn Yorkshire It strikes me that most people who would read this book would have read his prior novels and so Two Children Behind A Wall it seemed a little short sighted to duplicate material Happilyt was very Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends, infreuentThese minorssues aside Road to the Dales The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas is a wonderful book The stories of Phinn s early life and his progress through school the holidays he takes the games he plays on the street outside his house all are related with warmth and a huge affection for the places and people thatnformed PhinnHaving a father of a similar age as Phinn lent extra poignancy to my read since I ve heard my dad speak of many of the same sweets food games experiences from when he was growing upThe part of the novel that I enjoyed the best was the way Phinn spoke about his teachers and the learning that led him to pursuing the role that we see him taking on The Twenty-Third Man (Mrs. Bradley, in his books about being a schoolnspector I also had good humoured passionate and experienced teachers while going through primary and secondary school who definitely helped to The Handbag Book Of Girly Emergencies instilln me a love of books and learning and appreciate Phinn s eulogising on how The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop important a factort s n a young person s life uotes like the following fill the pages Like all great teachers he did not stick slavishly to a script but would deviate and tell stories to arouse our Smack interest What I learnt from Ken Pike was themportance of young people having high expectations and self beliefI also loved the humour something that I d already encountered Night of the Living Dead Christian in his books about being a schoolnspector Little anecdotes such as the following are delightfulOne trainee nurse a permanently cheerful Jamaican woman with a beaming smile and sunny disposition was assisting the anaesthetist The New World Order in another operation Arm board he said meaning the device on which the patient s arm rests prior to the administering of the anaesthetic The nurse nodded and smiled but made no move I said arm board nurse repeated the anaesthetist sharply Ah m bored too doctor she replied pleasantly but we ll soon be going home As a final point I do Road to the Daless an effective study of life King Solomons Carpet in the 50s and 60sn northern England Health and safety were unheard of and li. R and father This title Halflings (Halflings, is a snapshot of growing upn Yorkshire n the 1950s reminisce with Gervase and sh.
I confess I looked at the cover at this book and I wasn t sure t would be a book for me but many people on GR have spoken highly about Gervase Phinn so I overlooked my first Too Close for Comfort (Jo Birmingham impression and I m glad that I didI thought this was a charming memoir of childhoodn the Yorkshire Dales Gervase Phinn writes fondly of his parents siblings friends and teachers He Trauma is elouent on matters of education the unfairness of the 11 and grammar school system the problem of bullying within schools the demise of the family meal Often hes amusing sometimes he The Dark Lord Trilogy (Star Wars: The Dark Lord Trilogy, is outright funny and on occasion he moved me to tears Thiss the story of Gervase Phinn and all about his childhoodThis Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy is before he becomes a teacher and a schoolnspector but Happiness the Mindful Way it s stilln line with his other books which are a must read as there s some great anecdotes and one linersLooking forward to seeing the man himself Gorilla, Monkey Ape in a few weeks too I absolutely loved reading this book So much I could write aboutt but A First Book of Jewish Bible Stories in brieft made me laugh out loud many many times t was a joy to read especially during the Lockdown It had brilliant nsights much I can relate to as a failed 11 person myself where I too had amazing The Bully inspiring teachers at the Secondary Modern School I attended plust was enlightening to learn of a way of life now all but gone The Regiment in the UK I m pleased Mr Phinn exposed the mean religious and legalistic spirit of the priest Hammond and glad he wrote with such honesty about that disappointing timen his mother s life but she was the victor The Kingdom (Fargo Adventure, in the end and did I feel pleased when she went up for communion after 13 years of being excluded I loved all the characters he describes and his style of writing I personally found completely engagingOne of the best autobiographies I ve readn a long time was sad when Johnny Came Home it ended Gervase tells of a life full of happiness conversation music and books shared with his three siblings mother and father This books a snapshot of growing up n Yorkshire n the 1950s reminisce with Gervase and share The Complete Idiots Guide to Raising Chickens in his personal journey of school days and holidays as well as his tentative stepsnto the adult world You can devour numerous uproarious stories The Complete Idiots Guide to Finance for Small Business including thencident His Guarded Heart involving a broken greenhouse crashing his brother s newly restored bike as well as secrets about his first dates adventures at summer camp family trips to Blackpool and many other captivating tales With a wicked ear for the comical and a sharp eye for detail this beautifully written book visits poignant moments significant events and precious memories from a boy called GervaseI love Gervase Phinn s books His writings gentle family friendly with a sharp observational humour that gives his words a wry wit As a conseuence I was thrilled to see that Phinn had written a new Gervase tells of a life full of happiness conversation music and books shared with his three siblings mothe.
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Fe would have been unrecognisable to many of us brought up The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea in a time where political correctness and safety for children are constantly spoken about Parents didn t worry about where you were who you were with what you were doing and nevermagined that predatory paedophiles were lurking around every corner and hiding behind every bush It wasn t as The Goodness of Dogs if they didn t care about us Amazinglyn all those early years apart from a few scrapes and scratches I never hurt myself and was never approached by the stereotypical dirty old man Everybody Matters in a raincoat Gervase Phinn admits candidly thatf you are looking for a memoir of a childhood filled with misery and difficult situations then you need to go elsewhere Phinn writes with love about his wonderful childhood his family and his experiences He recognises that he was blessed compared to others and that humble joy The Slaughter is very evident I greatly enjoyed this diverting novel and would recommendt to those who have enjoyed Phinn s prior work and those who enjoy real life memoirs I found this book mildly amusing It s one of those books that have some very funny anecdotes and you are able to dip Three Mothers, Three Daughters in and out without there being a plot or real storylineI ve read all of the Dales series by Gervase and they are much amusing hilarious at times and some of the stories from that series are replicated hereI ve also seen Gervase live If you ever get the chance go and see him Hes a better entertainer than writer and he s not bad at the latter An earnest and whimsical retelling of a youth geared around strong upbringing and educational commitment from the part of the Phinn family and the teachers who helped mould him I love people s stories I m studying history and I particularly like social history But this guy s stories are boring I should have known when he compared himself to Frank McCourt and said they had nothing Three by Atiq Rahimi in common I should have stopped there Gervase Phinn never fails to make me smile and laugh and nod my head knowingly I have read all his books I have loved all his books Teacher School Inspector Public Speaker Author Poet and Patron of many charities for children turns the story on himselfn this book and Magical Garden 2018 Calendar: Coloring Meditations Inspired by Nature it s told with all the humour and honesty of his tales about the straight talking Yorkshire schoolchildren of his previous books Mr Phinns obviously one of those brilliant people who were BORN to teach born to enlighten and encourage born to tell stories to write stories and to make people laugh and feel good about themselves I hope the next book The Pages isn t too far away Gervase Phinns a delightful author and I very much loved his series I will most certainly be buying his children s books for my children Having enjoyed his books reading about him on a personal level was lovely. Are Hija de la fortuna in his personal journey of school days and holidays as well as his tentative stepsnto the adult world.
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Gervase Phinn born 27 December 1946 Rotherham South Yorkshire England is an English author and educator After a career as a teacher he became a schools inspector He is now a freelance lecturer broadcaster and writer a consultant for the Open University Honorary Fellow of St John's College York Doctor of Letters DLitt of the University of Leicester Doctor of Letters DLitt of The