Narrated By: Jack Sheffield
Duration: 9 hours and 18 minutes
What to expect
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The year is 1969 and Jack Sheffield is a young teacher in need of a job. In a room full of twenty-nine other newly qualified teachers, he's overjoyed when he's appointed to Heather View Primary. Jack is excited to start his first year there and to begin shaping young minds in a beautiful new location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
But Heather View isn't as idyllic as it first sounds. In fact, it looks more like a prison than a primary school. With less than adequate funding and a head teacher who doesn't seem to care, it's no easy task to give the kids the education they deserve. But Jack's determined to do just that.
Full of warmth and good humour, Back to School is like taking a nostalgic walk through the past to a simpler time...
Praise for Jack Sheffield
'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh
'Overflowing with amusing anecdotes' Daily Express
'Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school' Choice
'Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own' York Press
© Jack Sheffield 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
Historical fiction, Nostalgia: general, Family life fiction, Humorous fiction, Biographical fiction, Narrative theme: Interior life, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Narrative theme: Social issues, History of education, Schools & pre-schools
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Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure
This book makes for a perfect escape to a simpler time
Overflowing with amusing anecdotes
Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school
With his customary warmth and good humour Jack tells of the many challenges that faced this idealistic young teacher