See The Dales Come To Life
Tales Out Of School by Gervase Phinn is a delightful contemporary tale and the second book in the Top Of The Dale series.
It is wonderful to continue following the characters we met in book one. Gervase Phinn perfectly captures the mannerisms and speech of the wide range of characters found within a Dales village.
Dales folk speak plainly. This creates moments of hilarity especially from the children with their vast knowledge of all things farm animal and especially sheep. I did laugh out loud on many occasions.
The School At The Top Of The Dale by Gervase Phinn is a wonderful contemporary tale that will enthral and enchant from the start. It is the first book in the Top Of The Dale series.
Once more Gervase Phinn has created a warm cast of characters who make up Dales life. The classroom is both within a building and outside in the wider community showing that it really is life-long learning.
The children are preoccupied with animals – being particularly knowledgeable about sheep!
Village life is made up of an eclectic mix who take up residence in the reader’s heart. There is a misunderstood lad who just broke my heart as he did not know how to process his loss. The leading young man is new to teaching and his enthusiasm is infectious.
The school is at the heart of village life. It is the place of employment for a few and the place of learning for all.
The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell is a totally gripping contemporary psychological crime thriller that will consume you from the start. The farther in you read, the faster your pulse will become.
Michele Campbell has constructed a marvellous plotline. She manipulated my emotions and responses along the way. I loyally followed her through red herrings and blind alleyways. My reaction to her characters was led by the author’s mighty pen.
Money and power are driving forces for some. As they rule and corrupt lives, there is only one way to go – downwards to crash and burn. In contrast there are pure hearts led by the love of others. Money and power mean nothing. Good hearts and pure lives are top of the list.
The Day I Fell Into A Fairytale by Ben Miller is a delightful tale for children ages eight and over.
The ordinary soon becomes the extraordinary and magical under the pen of Ben Miller. His stories always fire up the imagination.
We witness the importance of working together to right the wrongs of others. We need to have our wits about us as there will always be those who seek to deceive.