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The Virgin Mary's Got Nits: A Christmas Anthology

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A hilarious and touching gift book anthology of poetry and prose on the subject of Christmas from the Yorkshire school inspector and bestselling author of the Dales series and Little Village School series.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published November 6th 2014)
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Theresa
Dec 01, 2016 Theresa rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely delightful! Made me laugh out loud, "Happy Christmas, Miss Dunn" brought tears to my eyes, and I smiled throughout.

This is a collection of essays, anecdotes, poems, and short stories, with a few ink drawings scattered throughout, from the author of the British Little Village School series. Loosely grouped by topic - from Christmas pageants to nativities, to santa, to pantomime, to holiday traditions -- this is the perfect little holiday-pick-me-up.

I suspect this could become an annual
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Vickie Tate
Dec 31, 2015 Vickie Tate rated it really liked it
A witty collection of anecdotes, poems and short stories all with a festive feel. I enjoyed the laid back, autobiographical tone of the author and found this to be an easy and engaging Christmas read.
Stacey
Dec 26, 2014 Stacey rated it it was amazing
I love any book my Gervase Phinn. He's one of my favourite authors and I've had the opportunity to meet him on several occasions as he was my school inspector at primary school. This book is so funny, I couldn't put it down
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I love these books they make great Christmas reading.
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Christmas funnies.
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Gervase Phinn (born 27 December 1946, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England) is an English author and educator. After a career as a teacher he became a schools inspector and, latterly, Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Teesside. He has published five volumes of memoir, collections of poetry and a number of books about education. He has a particular interest in children's ...more
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