Related to: 'All Teachers Bright and Beautiful (Book 3)'

September Book of the Month

WHEN I'M WITH YOU - EXCERPT

A sizzling excerpt from When I'm With You, Book 2 in Beth Kery's captivating Because You Are Mine series.

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The Back to School collection: ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL, ALL TEACHERS WISE AND WONDERFUL, ALL TEACHERS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Andy Seed
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Andy Seed

ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL tells the true story of Andy's first year at Cragthwaite Primary School - how he bravely negotiated the vagaries of the local dialect, made disastrous bids to provide a family home, naively and hilariously tried out new-fangled ideas in a school stuck in a 1950s time warp, and ultimately discovered a little part of England he was proud to call home.Warm, touching and very funny, All Teachers Great and Small transports you to a time that may be gone but has never been forgotten.ALL TEACHERS WISE AND WONDERFUL: A year on from the end of ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL, Barbara and Andy Seed are settled into their Dales village, but at school trouble arrives for Andy in the form of nine-year-old Sheena. After two years in the job, Andy Seed returns to Cragthwaite brimming with confidence and looking forward to a year that is bound to bring its own rewards, as well as its share of mishaps and misadventures. But even he didn't anticipate exploding piggy banks, bottle-rocket missiles, and actually deafening Dracula. At home, Andy and Barbara are enjoying life with little Tom, and are expecting again. Meanwhile, a new friendship is formed with hill farmer Adam. Adam proves both an inspiration and a confidante for Andy, and through him he begins to see the light with troubled Sheena. The second in Andy's trilogy about life as a Yorkshire Dales teacher, this is as warm, witty and refreshing as the first, full of colourful anecdotes from village and school life.Andy Seed is beginning his fifth year teaching at Cragthwaite Primary in the Yorkshire Dales, and as always a new term is full of surprises.ALL TEACHERS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: These take the form of a beautiful, but not terribly bright, student on placement from the local teacher training college, and a particularly pushy and problematic parent with a fine line in complaining. It looks like Andy's pupils are the least of his problems...At home in Applesett, things aren't all rosy either. Barbara is forced to take a job as a postie to help pay the mortgage, which means finding someone to look after Tom and Reuben. When two old friends move into the village it looks like the problem has been solved, but it soon transpires that rural life is not for everyone.As always the book is peppered with the hilarious and heartwarming incidents that a life living and working with children inevitably contains.

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All Teachers Wise and Wonderful (Book 2)

Andy Seed
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Andy Seed

A further memoir of lessons and life in the Yorkshire Dales...All Teachers Wise and Wonderful is the second in Andy Seeds's trilogy about life as a Yorkshire Dales teacher. This is as warm, witty and refreshing as the first, full of colourful anecdotes from village and school life. Andy Seed is sure to charm fans of Jack Sheffield and Gervase Phinn's nostalgic style. After two years in the job, Andy Seed returns to Cragthwaite brimming with confidence and looking forward to a year that is bound to bring its own rewards, as well as its share of mishaps and misadventures. But even he didn't anticipate exploding piggy banks, bottle-rocket missiles, and actually deafening Dracula.At home, Andy and Barbara are enjoying life with little Tom, and are expecting again. Meanwhile, a new friendship is formed with hill farmer Adam. Adam proves both an inspiration and a confidante for Andy, and through him he begins to see the light with the troubled nine-year-old Sheena. What readers are saying about All Teachers Wise and Wonderful:'Andy Seed brings the Dales to life with his memorable stories about rural life in the 1980s. I loved this book. Brilliant''This had me crying out loud with laughter in places. Thoroughly enjoyable book, which will be enjoyed by teachers and non-teachers alike''A great read with a genuine love and affection for the subject shining through'

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All Teachers Great and Small (Book 1)

Andy Seed
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Andy Seed

A memoir of lessons and life in the Yorkshire Dales...Warm, touching and very funny, All Teacher's Great and Small transports you to a time that may be gone but has never been forgotten. Andy Seed's memoir is sure to charm fans of Jack Sheffield and Gervase Phinn's nostalgic style. 'Heart-warming and hilarious' - Daily Mail Dear Mr Seed, I am sorry that are Jack was not at school yesterday. He put on such a groth spurt in the night that nun of his clowthes fitted im next morning so I had to take him to the shops. Mrs R. Twenty-five years ago, newly qualified teacher Andy Seed moved to a remote village in the Yorkshire Dales with his wife Barbara, anticipating breath-taking views and the gentle simplicity of the countryside. The picturesque scenery did not disappoint. But life as a primary school teacher was anything but simple. With a classroom full of colourful characters whose capacity for misunderstanding was exceeded only by their enthusiasm and their ability to leave him incredulous, Andy fell in love with teaching and with village life. All Teachers Great and Small tells the true story of Andy's first year at Cragthwaite Primary School - how he bravely negotiated the vagaries of the local dialect, made disastrous bids to provide a family home, naively and hilariously tried out new-fangled ideas in a school stuck in a 1950s time warp, and ultimately discovered a little part of England he was proud to call home.What readers are saying about All Teachers Great and Small:'I howled with laughter on many occasions reading this book - it's a treasure!''Andy Seed brings the Dales to life with his memorable stories about rural school life in the 1980s. I loved this book' 'This book spoke to me on so many levels. It really is a jolly good read, and written with love and enthusiasm'

Alexander Waugh

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Alison Pick

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Brian Jay Jones

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Frank Turner

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Graeme Sims

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Hunter Davies

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John Oaksey

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Juliana Foster

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Karen J. Pine

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Lizzie Mcglynn

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Maggie O'Farrell

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Martin Thomas

Martin is a freelance marketing consultant, trainer, facilitator, public speaker and writer. He works with a wide variety of brand owners and marketing agencies, providing advice on business, brand and communications planning and the strategic application of social media. He has led award-winning advertising, media, PR and sponsorship teams and has been one of the pioneers of integrated brand and communications planning. His first book, Crowd Surfing, which he co-wrote with David Brain, was published in 2008. Martin is a non-executive director of Sport England and the Commonwealth Games Council for England, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerces (RSA) and a member of the Marketing Society. He remains hopeful of a first Welsh rugby cap, although recognises that time may be running out. He blogs at www.crowdsurfing.net and tweets at @crowdsurfing.

Maureen Seaberg

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Nadiya Hussain

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Nigel Richardson

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Nolan Bushnell

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Pete Goss

Pete Goss is a professional yachtsman and a former member of the Royal Marines. After nine years in the Marines he left to embark on a full-time sailing career which led to success in the single-handed transatlantic race and the Vendée Globe, during which he rescued fellow-yachtsman Raphael Dinelli. He continues to sail all over the world and lives in Cornwall with his family.