Wednesday 12 January 2011

Waiting On Wednesday - Please Sir by Jack Sheffield

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

A rare non-YA post for me but I'm hugely happy to see that the fifth of Jack Sheffield's Ragley books is out soon. I nearly said excited but Sheffield's not really a writer to get excited over (NOT a criticism!) - more one to welcome back into your life like a much missed old friend. His tales of a village primary school are heartwarming, sweet and nostalgic for England in the late 70's and early 80's, featuring a rich cast of comic characters (including my particular favourite the singing cowboy Deke Ramsbottom) and beautiful descriptions of village life at the time. They're some of my favourite books to reread because even knowing what happens, Sheffield's writing style is so gentle and engaging that I get caught up in them afresh every time - so a new book is a definite treat!

Probably of far more interested to adults than YA's but younger readers who enjoy a mellow read should take a look as well.


  1. I haven't heard of these before but I usually like books with funny and heartwarming teaching stories - I'll have to check the series out! Thanks :)

  2. This series sounds like something I would really enjoy! Thanks so much for introducing me to it!:)