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‘[Gervase Phinn is] a worthy successor to James Herriott, and every bit as endearing.’ – bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh

Love is in the air in the little village of Barton-in-the-Dale. Anyone can see that Ashley Underwood and Emmet O’Malley are made for each other. They’ve just got to admit it to themselves . . . But as the saying goes, the course of true love never did run smooth.

While romance blossoms on one side of the village, an angry young boy struggles to believe in love. But when tragedy strikes, he learns that comfort and care can come from the most unexpected of places.

Meanwhile, head teacher Elisabeth Stirling faces a new challenge for the start of the school year. An eccentric teacher joins the staff, and there’s also a worrying case of potential negligence to answer. In the village too, a puritanical new vicar stirs up trouble. But as always, mixed in with the drama there’s plenty of gossip, laughter, friendship – and love – in Barton-in-the-Dale.

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Reviews

Packed with delightful and authentic characters, juicy gossip, precarious romance and good old-fashioned village drama, this is a warm-hearted and hilarious account of a struggling school in a small community.
Good Book Guide
A worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing.
Alan Titchmarsh
Written with all the humour and warmth one has come to expect from this master storyteller.
Countryman
As Yorkshire's favourite school inspector turns to fiction you can enjoy memorable characters and turns of phrase.
Choice
PRAISE FOR GERVASE PHINN:

The Little Village School Series