A warmly nostalgic and humorous memoir telling the story of Andy Seed's first year as a primary school teacher in the Yorkshire Dales.
Twenty-five years ago, newly qualified primary school teacher Andy Seed moved to a remote village in the Yorkshire Dales with his wife Barbara, anticipating breathtaking views and the simplicity of the countryside.
The scenery did not disappoint, but Andy soon discovered that life as a primary school teacher was anything but simple. It was a year in which he 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. ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL tells how Andy fell in love with teaching and with village life.
Warmly nostalgic, touching and very funny, ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL transports you to a time that may be gone but has never been forgotten.
heartwarming and hilarious - Daily Mail
The author cleverly weaves the story of his first year teaching at the school. A truthful, wry, amusing memoir - the ideal gift for teachers, friends and family. - The Teacher
... this touching, evocative, and often very funny book has a timeless message - Times Educational Supplement
Andy Seed worked for many years as a primary school teacher in the Yorkshire Dales before setting up as a freelance writer in 2000. He now splits his work time between writing and travelling around schools running workshops and enthusing children about books and reading, as well as giving talks about his days as a young teacher in the Dales. Andy is married with three children and lives in the wilds of North Yorkshire where he finds inspiration while battling against the overgrowth of his vast, rambling garden.