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.Continue reading