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Head Over Heels in the Dales (edició 2009)

de Gervase Phinn (Autor)

Sèrie: The Dales (3)

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Gervase Phinn thinks he's just heard about everything in his two years as a school inspector, but a surprising enquiry from an angelic six-year-old reminds him never to take children for granted. This year, however, he has some important things on his mind besides the schools. His impending marriage to Christine Bentley, the prettiest head teacher for miles around, finding themselves somewhere to live in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, and the chance of excitement, aided and abetted as usual by his colleagues in the office. But it's in the classroom where Gervase faces his greatest challenge, keeping a straight face as teachers and children alike conspire to have him - and us - laughing out loud.… (més)
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Títol:Head Over Heels in the Dales
Autors:Gervase Phinn (Autor)
Informació:Penguin UK (2003), Edition: New Ed, 336 pages
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Third in Gervase Phinn's autobiographical accounts of life as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. Very enjoyable with some humour and good characterisation. The series seems to improve with each book so far. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Head Over Heels in the Dales is a book in Gervase Phinn’s autobiographical Dales series. It is the third book in the series after The Other Side of the Dale and Over Hill and Dale.

Gervase Phinn is a school inspector. He works in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales. His life as an inspector with his motley crew of colleagues, the love of his life Christine Bentley and of course the children of the schools he visits makes up the story of the Dales series of books.

In Head Over Heels in the Dales, Mr. Phinn has started his third year as an inspector. Life is good as he is getting married to Christine. Finding a place to live and starting a new family takes up much time and resources. The trials and tribulations at work continue as there is talk of a new chief being appointed much to everyone’s discomfort. And of course amid all this the school inspections continue with mostly humorous results.

I found Mr. Phinn’s school visits very funny. I laughed out loud several times. Precocious little children and their often apt observations about life entertained me. Reading about the teachers was also enjoyable.

I did have one serious problem while reading this book. If it were fiction based on real life experiences I would have really liked this book. But the book is supposedly non-fictional. “Could real life be this dramatic or humorous?”- the thought often crossed my mind as I read the book. I have got a feeling that large chunks of the book maybe a tad embellished.

The personal side of the narrative I didn’t like all that much. Dr. Geraldine Mullarkey’s mysterious personal life, Mr. Phinn’s gushing musings on his stunning fiancée Christine with her big blue eyes and golden hair, Sidney Clamp’s mood swings, it was all so ‘fiction like’ and some of it was, frankly, irritating.

As the book is supposed to be autobiographical and is tagged non-fiction, I do have some reservations about criticizing any of the book’s characters. These are supposed to be real people. Criticizing them without knowing anything about them feels inappropriate. But the truth is I found several of them to be quite insufferable.

Head Over Heels in the Dales is more or less enjoyable, especially the parts about the school visits. Most reader’s I think will not have my whole ‘feels almost totally unreal for a non-fiction’ problem. Others may enjoy this far more than I did. ( )
2 vota Porua | Apr 4, 2011 |
Book Number 3 in the Dales series by Gervase Phinn.

Another delightful book full of anecdotal tales. This story also delves a little more into the personal lives of the various characters we've come to know pretty well over the course of the previous two books - in actual fact, it can be likened to getting to know colleagues at work: a few interesting facts and titbits dropped here and there in the course of the rest of the story.

So we hear about Connie's father, and Harold's intention to retire, and, as always, the backdrop to the rest of the story is the love affair between Gervase and Christine, who is now Mrs Phinn.

I'm thoroughly enjoying my romp through these gentle books. ( )
1 vota magemanda | Feb 27, 2009 |
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Gervase Phinn thinks he's just heard about everything in his two years as a school inspector, but a surprising enquiry from an angelic six-year-old reminds him never to take children for granted. This year, however, he has some important things on his mind besides the schools. His impending marriage to Christine Bentley, the prettiest head teacher for miles around, finding themselves somewhere to live in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, and the chance of excitement, aided and abetted as usual by his colleagues in the office. But it's in the classroom where Gervase faces his greatest challenge, keeping a straight face as teachers and children alike conspire to have him - and us - laughing out loud.

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