Jack Sheffield

Starting Over
  • Starting Over

  • Jack Sheffield

    Ragley, 1952.

    Lily has just arrived, ready to begin her first year as a teacher at the village school. There to welcome her is John Pruett, who, after his years in the war, has settled into the role of headmaster. Tom, the local bobby, is also on hand to make her feel at home up north. But Lily has a secret lurking in her past that threatens the new life she’s trying to build.

    Can she move forward and begin to love again?

    In his new novel, Jack Sheffield invites you to travel back in time. Back to the days when owning
    a television made you the envy of the neighbours, Woolworth’s still had pride of place on the
    high street and the village panto was the height of entertainment.

Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late 70s and 80s, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in primary education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life. He lives in York and Hampshire. Visit his website at www.jacksheffield.com