Narrated By: Michael Tudor Barnes
Duration: 9 hours and 56 minutes
What to expect
It's 1980: recession and unemployment have hit Britain, a royal wedding is on the way, and the whole country is wondering Who Shot JR?
As Jack returns for his fourth year at Ragley-on-the Forest School, there's a definite chill in the air. Village schools are being closed down all over the place - will his be one of them?As school life continues - Vera, the school secretary, has to grapple with a new-fangled electric typewriter, Ruby celebrates ten years as the school cleaner, and the village panto throws up some unusual problems - Jack wonders what the future holds...
'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh
Modern & contemporary fiction, Historical fiction
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Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own
There's a warmth and generosity of spirit that pervades the book and the characters and setting are well-drawn and involving.