HRS hosts Essex Book Festival and Gervase Phinn

Thursday 6 March 2014 at 7.30pm
Gervase Phinn ‘The School Inspector Calls!’

The school is very pleased to host former teacher, school advisor and inspector, Gervase Phinn, as part of the Essex Book Festival.  The author will discuss his third brilliantly funny and warm hearted novel from the best-selling Barton-in-the-Dale series, ‘The School Inspector Calls!’  His talk will be followed by book signing. Caxton Books will be selling copies of his current and previous novels.  Refreshments will be on sale.

Gervase Phinn was a teacher, then General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham before moving to North Yorkshire, where he spent ten years as a school inspector – which provided much source material for his books.   He lives near Doncaster.  Gervase Phinn has been touring and selling out theatres across the country for over nine years as a hilarious raconteur. The best selling and award winning author, Radio and TV personality, really is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience.

‘A worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing’ by Alan Titchmarsh.

‘Packed with delightful and authentic characters, juicy gossip, precarious romance and good old-fashioned village drama, this is a warm-hearted and hilarious account of a struggling school in a small community’ Good Book Guide

Tickets priced £8/£7 concessions are now available from the Essex Book Festival Box Office: telephone: 01206 573948, www.essexbookfestival.org.uk