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Any fans of Gervase Phinn out there? I've read or listened to nearly all his books and seen a couple of DVDs of his shows with my children. He is a great storyteller and has so many anecdotes of children's and teachers' humorous antics etc. that my daughter always asks if he is telling the truth as they're so funny. If you haven't experienced him then may I recommend 'Gervase Phinn Live - Tales from the Dales' or 'Gervase Phinn Live Again - A School Inspector Calls' DVDs or his CD 'Gervase Phinn - In A Class of His Own'? Any of these would make great Christmas gifts too for anyone who has children, grandchildren or loves children. Because of him, like his audiences, I now remember how to spell diarrhoea!!!

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I love his books. I find him a lovely story teller, without the need to build the children's innocent comments into punchlines. I've only listened to one as an audiobook as well as reading it some months before hand but I found that enjoyable too once I had got used to the accent.


I only wish some of the inspectors my mum has met over the years would be as friendly and dedicated as he seems.

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