University Tales

University Tales

A hilarious and nostalgic cosy novel for fans of James Herriot and Tom Sharpe


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York, 1988.

Dr Tom Frith is beginning his first term as a tutor at the University of Eboracum. After teaching primary school children for several years, he's sure shaping the minds of young adults will be a welcome change. But that's before considering the pressures he'll face outside the lecture hall, from helping three hapless students who've been surviving exclusively on porridge, to fielding inappropriate propositions from students chasing higher grades.

And then there's the particular challenge of Edna Wallop, the Acting Head of Faculty. Edna may have grand plans to overhaul the faculty's finances, but Tom can't help being suspicious of her methods...

Meanwhile, Tom meets Inger, an enigmatic Music tutor, and feels an instant spark. One thing's for sure: it's going to be an eventful year on campus, for tutors and students alike!

A hilarious, nostalgic and heart-warming novel about the trials and tribulations of life at a fictional Yorkshire university, perfect for fans of James Herriot and Tom Sharpe.

Praise for Jack Sheffield:

'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' - Alan Titchmarsh

'Jack Sheffield is certainly top of the class with this heart-warming and feel-good series' - Western Morning News

'Reliably entertaining' - Choice

© Jack Sheffield 2023 (P) Penguin Audio 2023

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