Jack Sheffield, the pen name of Jack Linley, was born in Leeds in 1945 and grew up in Gipton. He trained as a teacher at St John's College, York and became Headmaster of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming a senior lecturer in Primary Education at Bretton Hall. He took up writing on his retirement and has written the popular Teacher, teacher series.
I am publishing this slightly early, as I am fully in the reading of (and sweating a bit about if I'm honest) my #12booksofchristmas. I have not been organised this year at all.
Apologies for the lack of post on Tuesday, Panto rehearsals ramped up this week. The first performance is tonight, with 2 more scheduled for tomorrow and then that is panto over for the year.
And just like that January has finished! It does not seem 2 minutes since we celebrated the new year, and here we are already one month down. Now having always dreaded January,
I'm continuing the theme of embracing the dark months of January and having finished the rather bloodthirsty Oliver Twist felt like reading something that would make me laugh.
I cannot believe we are already in November and once again it is time for my reading round-up. I've read a couple more horror books than I normally would in celebration of Halloween and am STILL reading The Stand.
The final book of my holiday is by one of my favourite authors. I have mentioned him before in one of my Book Chat posts about going back to school and I needed a bit of fun after the gloriously bleak The Stone Diaries.
This week in England, the children went back to school. Life in school I can imagine is looking very different as children wear masks, continue to adhere to social distancing and for some, are in learning 'bubbles'.