About this book
A warm, funny and mostly true account of the author's first year as a School Inspector in North Yorkshire, featuring a brilliantly portrayed cast of eccentrics, Ministry bigwigs, teaching nuns and the children themselves, who, whether from remote farms or industrial towns, steal the show. A surprise success in hardback, fame has brought several appearances on Esther Rantzen's TV shows and the promise of a second volume, "Over Hill And Dale", in Spring 2000. A Penguin Audiobook edition, read by the author, is also published this month.
As the newly appointed County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire, the author reveals in this warm and humorous account, the experiences of his first year in the job - and what an education it was! He quickly learns that he must slow his pace and appreciate the beautiful countryside.