An Evening with Gervase Phinn

Spend a heart-warming evening with Gervase Phinn, one of Britain’s greatest comic writers and raconteurs, who has been touring and selling out theatres across the country for over 8 years now.

Comedian, author, poet, broadcaster, lecturer, educational guru, after-dinner speaker and “born raconteur” (The Guardian) – Gervase is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of five Dales books for Penguin. Affectionately dubbed ‘the James Herriot of Schools’, his warm-hearted reminiscences about the life of a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales have featured heavily on Radio 4’s Book Of The Week and Book At Bedtime slots. He has also written a wide range of academic books, children’s poetry and fiction, has made numerous TV and radio appearances, and has spent the last six years developing a rollickingly good stand-up routine based on his unique and comprehensive knowledge of life in and around education.

Gervase continues to write a weekly column for the Yorkshire Post and a monthly piece for the Countryman magazine as well as occasional pieces for the Dalesman, Down Your Way, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Times Educational Supplement.

New for 2011, ‘Out of the Woods but not over the Hill’ out in June, a paperback from Gervase who writes with warmth and wit about the pleasures and pains of growing older.  Due for release in August 2011 ‘ Little School in the Dales’ – the first novel from Gervase, a funny and touching tale set in a Yorkshire primary school.

Come along to one of his shows on his forthcoming 54-date theatre tour, as he shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. The best selling and award winning author, radio and TV personality, really is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience.

‘A worthy successor to James Herriott, and   every bit as endearing.’  Alan Titchmarsh

‘An Evening with Gervase Phinn’ will have you on the edge of your seat.

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