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The School at the Top of the Dale

(2018)
(The first book in the School at the Top of the Dale series)
A novel by

 
 
'[Gervase Phinn is] a worthy successor to James Herriott, and every bit as endearing.' - bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh

Newly qualified teacher Tom Dwyer has been given his first post in Risingdale, a sleepy little village at the very top of the Yorkshire Dales. Unsure if he'll ever fit into this close-knit community, Tom joins a motley staff at the village school. With pupils who know more about sheep than they do arithmetic, Tom has his work cut out for him.

Add to that an altercation with the beautiful but stand-offish Miss Janette Fairborn and an argument with the local squire's son, and Tom's first term proves a baptism of fire. But Tom soon finds himself growing fond of Risingdale, and with a class of lively and demanding pupils, an end-of-term show to put on, and a jewellery thief at large, he will find himself at the centre of drama, secrets revealed, and plenty of love, laughter and new friendships.

Full of colourful characters, and laugh-out-loud moments, The School at the Top of the Dale is a warm and humorous portrayal of life in a small Yorkshire village.

Readers are loving TROUBLE AT THE LITTLE VILLAGE SCHOOL:

'Well written and highly entertaining - exactly what I hope for from this author. ' - 5 STARS

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'A well written story about a small community full of interesting characters.' - 5 STARS

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'Again, a most enjoyable story. I cannot put the book down.' - 5 STARS

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The School at the Top of the Dale: Book 1 in bestselling author Gervase Phinn's beautiful new Top of The Dale series
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
ISBN: 1-4736-5060-7 / 978-1-4736-5060-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The School at the Top of the Dale: Book 1 in bestselling author Gervase Phinn's beautiful new Top of The Dale series
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
ISBN: 1-4736-5059-3 / 978-1-4736-5059-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The School at the Top of the Dale: Top of the Dale, Book 1
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The School at the Top of the Dale: Top of the Dale, Book 1
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The School at the Top of the Dale: Top of the Dale, Book 1
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The School at the Top of the Dale: Top of the Dale, Book 1
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The School At The Top Of The Dale
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
ISBN: 1-4450-7269-6 / 978-1-4450-7269-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The School At The Top Of The Dale
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
ISBN: 1-4450-7270-X / 978-1-4450-7270-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The School at the Top of the Dale: Book 1 in bestselling author Gervase Phinn's beautiful new Top of The Dale series
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The School at the Top of the Dale: Book 1 in bestselling author Gervase Phinn's beautiful new Top of The Dale series
Author(s): Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU