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Head Over Heels in the Dales. [Author SIGNED+dedicated copy.**]

Head Over Heels in the Dales. [Author SIGNED+dedicated copy.**]

Head Over Heels in the Dales. [Author SIGNED+dedicated copy.**]
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Head Over Heels in the Dales. [Author SIGNED+dedicated copy.**]

by PHINN**, GERVASE:

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Near FINE./Near FINE.
ISBN 10
0718145062
ISBN 13
9780718145064
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED+dedicated,1st edn.[Complete number line 1.] NFINE/NFINE.Neat,black ink gift presentation+ date to top left-hand corner of front freee endpaper,plus author's handwritten,black felt-tip ink inscrptn: 'For Eunice Gervase Phinn' to title page,(as the dedicatee is named Eunice too,it would look as if the donor has got the author to sign the book before giving it as a present for a birthday,as in his birthday gift inscrptn),and price-clip to dw/dj also.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated, coloor landscape scenic colour artwork by Nick Hely-Hutchinson, illustrated front panel of dw/dj with capitalised black lettered author name,white lettered title and otherg renn lettering,a white spine/backstrip with green lettering, rear panel with critics' black+ green lettered reviews.Rear panel of dw/dj's top+lower edges are with internally and externally,narrow,horizontal waterstain strips causing light wrinkling to same areas - the top edge stain noticerable externally.Top+fore-edges aged/toned but without foxing/spotting; contents bright despite page-edge toning,tight, clean,solid and sound- no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,other than my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp clean despite water-stain dulling to aforementioned top+lower edges,sharp-cornered,original, plain navy blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettered spine/backstrip,a white headband,and clean,plain white endpapers - aforementioned gift inscrptn excepted.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED+dedicated,1st edn,1-322pp [paginated] includes 18 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title with listing of his other works/titles including his latest book of poems,'The Day Our Teacher Went Batty.' to its reverese,author SIGND+dedicated title page,a dedication with acknowledgemenst to verso,a poem also with a blank verso,and to the rear,last page unpaginated,as is a poem entitled 'Connie' also with blank verso,and afurther 2pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance ismore than acceptable exceptional for a book of it's age,and even internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. Exterior/INTERIOR faults described prevents a higher grading. Despite them,it really is still acceptable for collector's or even readers. This is the third story of Gervase Phinn,schools inspector in Yorkshire.He begins his third year with a spring in his step for in April he will marry Christine Bentley,head teacher of Winnery Nook School. But before then he has to suffer the wicked repartee of his fellow inspectors on the subjects of love and marriage. The well-named Mrs Savage still attempts to exert her power via incomprehensible memos,and Connie continues to rule the Staff Development Centre with a broom of iron and duster of disapproval at any dirty marks.In the schools themselves Gervase Phinn faces every challenge with humour that is rarely far from the surface. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Synopsis

Gervase Phinn, school inspector, begins his third year with a spring in his step for in April he will marry Christine Bentley, head teacher of Winnery Nook School. But before then he has to suffer the wicked repartee of his fellow inspectors on the subjects of love and marriage. The well-named Mrs Savage still attempts to exert her power via incomprehensible memos, and Connie continues to rule the Staff Development Centre with a broom of iron and duster of disapproval at any dirty marks. In theschools themselves Gervase Phinn faces every challenge with humour that is rarely far from the surface.

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
rja1024022
Title
Head Over Heels in the Dales. [Author SIGNED+dedicated copy.**]
Author
PHINN**, GERVASE:
Book Condition
Used - Near FINE.
Jacket Condition
Near FINE.
Quantity Available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED+dedicated,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0718145062
ISBN 13
9780718145064
Publisher
LONDON.MICHAEL JOSEPH/PENGUIN BOOKS,2002.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
March 28, 2002
Keywords
q52.SIGNED.BIOGRAPHY.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED+dedicated,1st edn.ISBN 0718145062.Out of the Wodds but not Over the Hill.The Heart of the Dales.The School inspector Calls.Twinkle,Twinkle Little Stars.Trouble at the Little Village School: A BARTON-IN-TH
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