Fun with Phinn

Gervase Phinn
Gervase Phinn
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The man dubbed ‘the James Herriot of schools’ will return to Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Tuesday (7.30pm) with more classroom tales.

A comedian, author, poet, broadcaster, lecturer, educational guru and after-dinner speaker, Gervase Phinn is best-known for his five books and more broadcasts about his life in the Yorkshire dales.

His reminiscences about the life of a schools inspector form the basis of a rollicking stand-up routine.

In his latest book, Out Of The Woods But Not Over The Hill, he writes about the pleasures and pains of growing older.

And his first novel, Little School In The Dales, set in a Yorkshire primary, is scheduled for publication this year.

· Tickets: (01329) 231942 or fernehamhall.co.uk.