It's 1985, and as Jack returns for another year as headteacher at Ragley village school, some changes are in store.
It's the year of Halley's Comet, Band Aid, Trivial Pursuit, Dynasty shoulder pads, Roland Rat and Microsoft Windows. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest, Heathcliffe Earnshaw decides to enter the village scarecrow competition, Ruby the caretaker finds romance, and retirement looms for Vera the secretary.
Meanwhile, Jack has to battle with some rising stars of the teaching profession to save his job and his school...Readers love Jack Sheffield: "Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure". (Alan Titchmarsh). "Overflowing with amusing anecdotes". (Daily Express). "Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school". (Choice). "Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own". (York Press).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/07/2016
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780552171571