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Mister Teacher (Teacher #2)

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It's 1978, and Jack Sheffield begins his second year as headmaster of a small village primary school in North Yorkshire. There are three letters on his desk - one makes him smile, one makes him sad and one is destined to change his life forever. This is from nine-year-old Sebastian, suffering from leukaemia in the local hospital, who writes a heartbreaking letter addressed ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 25th 2008 by Corgi (first published January 1st 2008)
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My mum is a teacher, and I have grown up socialising with a lot of her teacher friends; reading this book made me howl with laughter. It is poignant and funny, and reminds me of hearing stories straight from the classroom!

A brilliant read that I'd recommend to teachers, parents, or just anyone who can appreciate the funny things that kids say and do.
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Fantastic observations on the people around him and some funny anecdotes, especially with the benefit of hindsight and things we know have now happened. "Harry Potter - everyone will soon forget that name!" LOL It is simply written so an easy read but the human and heart warming sentiment is not lost and it is fantastic when the village bully finally gets his comeuppance. The small stories of things the children say and write and interjected with observations about the v ...more
Sequel to 'Teacher, Teacher', this book documents the second year of Jack Sheffield's life as headmaster in the fictional Ragley School, a small primary school set in a village in Yorkshire.

It continues many of the threads started in the previous book, and introduces some new and interesting characters. As with the first book, there are some amusing parts, and some which are quite emotional. The sub-plots are many, and mostly believable; the book well-written on the whole.

I did find myself annoy
I haven't read Teacher, Teacher and was pleasantly surprised that I could read the sequel without any issues. This book was given to me by a friend and I started it straight away.
This is basically an autobiography of Jack Sheffield and depicts his tales as a Head Teacher at a village school in Yorkshire. The book is set in the late seventies, when the world was a seemingly different place. The story shows how simple everything must have been then, only merely 30 years ago, and also Jack Sheffiel
It's a bit like watching the Phantom Menace - I started with what I now understand is book THREE in the series, and have now just finished book TWO, so I need to get book ONE later, and have just realised book FOUR is due to be published, and FIVE is in progress...

I remembered more about 1978/9 - the topical references are great, especially viewed through a long lens. I especially noted references to Harry Potter, Designer Labels and Saddam Hussain...

Another enjoyable romp through the late 70s

Nina Levison
Very enjoyable story, with amusing anecdotes.
This novel could almost be called a memoir. Jack is in his second year as headmaster and teacher for a private elementary school in a small English village in the 1970’s. Each chapter is based on an entry in his journal and expands on the particular incident at that time. It is an entertaining look at the local characters and the school in that place and time. I found it a light but delightful read.
Whether or not you're a teacher this book will put a smile on your face, you will want to read the following ones. The description of a small village in North Yorkshire and it inhabitants is so accurate that I had to go and check a few places out, to my surprise (good surprise) I could see several scenes of the book reflected in the different places.
2nd book in trilogy. Colourful cast of characters who accompany Jack through the ups and downs of the school year. Humorous, easy to read.
Was a bit disappointed as seemed alot more contrived than the first one. Shame really!
Cute story with an interesting use of nostalgia for the seventies as a common thread.
I liked this it was amusing enough but it had the most infuriating ending!
Mike Singer
A really enjoyable feel-good series about life as a village school head.
Hazel Roberts
A good light read.
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