Happiest Days

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What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Happiest Days, written and read by Jack Sheffield.

It’s 1986 and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher.

It’s the year of Margaret Thatcher’s third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, a year of surprises is in store. Ruby the Caretaker find happiness at last, Vera the Secretary makes an important decision, a new teacher is appointed and a disaster threatens the school.

Meanwhile Jack receives unexpected news, and is faced with the biggest decision of his career . . .

Praise for Jack Sheffield:

‘Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure’ Alan Titchmarsh


‘Overflowing with amusing anecdotes’ Daily Express


‘Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school’ Choice


‘Jack Sheffield’s in a class of his own’ York Press

Critics Review

  • Lovely book . . .thoroughly recommended

    Stephen Lewis, The York Press
  • The characterisation (is) utterly delightful

    Stephen Lewis, The York Press
  • Another charming book

    Stephen Lewis, The York Press
  • Readers can follow Jack’s fortunes through this heart-warming read which should appeal to most readers

    The Telegraph and Argus

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