A fun, feel-good romp through country life from bestselling author Daisy Waugh.
Fanny Flynn is short-tempered, flirtatious, impulsive and restless. When she falls into the job as head teacher of the village primary school in Fiddleford, it feels more like a last resort than another new beginning.
The tiny school is heading for ruin, thanks to the idle deputy head, Robert White, who reads the Guardian and wears socks beneath his open-toed sandals. Unless Fanny can transform it, the school will be closed for ever.
Locked in a feud with one mother, struggling to resist Geraldine and Clive, the pushy London solicitors from the Old Rectory, and Kitty, the predatory children's author, Fanny needs every ounce of her brilliance to survive. However, she's a great teacher, and the villagers all claim to be behind her.
But are they really? Before long, one of them has set fire to the school, her pupils have been led into a mutiny against her and the entire village is at war . . .
Fanny is amazed to find she has fallen in love with her village and her new life. Together with Solomon Creasey, an irresistibly attractive but crooked art dealer, she is determined to surprise her critics.