Synopsis of Silent Night

It’s 1984 and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his eighth year as headteacher.

Four-year-old Dallas Sue-Ellen Earnshaw uses some choice vocabulary, Ruby the Caretaker finds a special friend, Nora Pratt hosts a belly dancing evening in her Coffee Shop and eight-year-old Rosie Sparrow leads the school choir to television fame.

It’s the time of the miners’ strike, Trivial Pursuit, Band Aid, Moonboots, cabbage patch dolls... and a final goodbye to the pound note.

Meanwhile Jack is finally faced with the most difficult decision of his life...

Sample Reviews

‘Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school.’
York Press
‘Jack Sheffield’s in a class of his own.’