Mr Harris Makes It Up
Enter a classroom where the only limit is a child's imagination
Manchester, 1977, Graham Harris a compassionate, newly qualified teacher, is struggling to inspire his class of bottom-stream 11-year-olds when a 6ft Redcoat soldier marches into the classroom and changes everything - for the children, and for Graham.
So begins his campaign to transform these young lives with a passion for drama.The trouble is, not everyone approves of his radical thinking, and dark forces in the staffroom set out to undermine his approach.
‘Mr Harris Makes It Up’ is a humorous heart-warming and gritty odyssey through life in a northern city at a time when kids were obsessed with Space Dust, Blue Jeans magazine and the Bay City Rollers – but it has plenty to say about the role of the arts in schools.
Listen to Chapter 1 of Mr Harris - Makes It Up
At the centre of this novel are voices, the voices of children and the regional accents of adults. Manchester and Merseyside, Dublin and South Wales, Posh and not so Posh all give the audiobook an added texture. Listen and see what you think.