She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner-city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners.

And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip.

After all, a woman who would wear red shoes to an interview is obviously capable of anything . . .

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444705584