A hero in school staff rooms throughout the country, we are thrilled to welcome comedian, author, poet, broadcaster, educational guru and “born raconteur” (The Guardian), Gervase Phinn, to this year’s Bradford Literature Festival.
A man of many talents, best-known for his uproarious accounts of life as a school inspector, his autobiography tells of a life filled with happiness, poignant moments and precious memories. His latest novel, Secrets at the Little Village School, returns to the wildly popular Little Village School series and is packed full of humour, warmth and village drama.
In this event, Phinn joins chair, Peg Alexander, for a unique and personal insight into his extraordinary life and career. Covering everything from his childhood growing up in Yorkshire in the 1950s and his years as a teacher to being a bestselling author and appearing on some of Britain’s best-loved television programmes, come along and share in the compelling, funny, heart-warming tale of a Yorkshire lad with a sharp eye for detail and wicked ear for comedy.