Jack Sheffield delights with the ups and downs of village life in another year at Ragley-on-the-Forest school
Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and gew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate in north-east Leeds. After training to be a teacher, he became a headteacher in two North Yorkshire schools before becoming a Senior Lecturer at Bretton Hall College. It was at this time that he began to record his many amusing stories of Yorkshire village life, which tell the life of a head teacher in the fictional village of Ragley-on-the-Forest. He now lives in York and Hampshire.
"School and village life is painted with compassion and an exquisite sense of detail, deftly balancing humour and tragedy." Choice magazine