Delightfully charming and amusingly witty. Each of Mr. Phinn's books is a pleasant and peaceful read. Being an American, I also found the descriptions of the British school system fascinating. And, of course, who can resist anything set in Yorkshire? I can't! Mr. Phinn doesn't quite have that certain special something that James Herriot captured in his wriitings...but almost!
Gervase Phinn won me over with the first book of his I read, and each one I've read (all I could find)could have this same review: Folksy and descriptive of the country, the people, and their ways. An entertaining education for the reader as well as describing the education system he writes about. (Yes, I know that should be 'system about which he writes'!)