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Friday, 27 May 2011

Please Sir by Jack Sheffield

A New Year at Ragley-on-the-Forest School...It's 1981, the time of Adam and the Ants, Rubik's Cube, the Sony Walkman and the Falklands War, as head teacher Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley-on-the-Forest School for another rollercoaster year. Vera, the ever-efficient school secretary, has to grapple with a new-fangled computer - and enjoys a royal occasion - while Ruby the caretaker rediscovers romance with a Butlin's Redcoat. And for Jack, wedding bells are in the air. But the unexpected is just round the corner...
The fifth book in the series by Jack Sheffied about the village of Ragley and its primary school. The fourth book ended on a will they, won't they cliffhanger and I don't think I am giving anything away, as it is mentioned in the synopsis , that there is a wedding in the book!
I am enjoying this series of books, a great look back at school in the 1980's, along with village life. All the favorite characters are back; Vera the school secretary; Ruby the school caretaker and the teachers at the primary school. The book is again full of those gems that come out of the mouth of children and will have you laughing out loud while reading it.
Sheffield not only talks about village life and school life, but also of historical events and how they affect daily life in both the village and school.
This book ends on a cliffhanger and I am looking forward to the next installment to see what happens. I think life in Ragley could be about to change forever.
Thank you to the publishers, Bantam Press for sending me this book to review.

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