Grandchildren and Schooldays The first two books in Gervase Phinn’s Best Days of our Lives series are now available together at a special discount price. SchooldaysAh, schooldays. The teachers we loved and loathed, the summer holidays that seemed to last forever. Itchy woollen socks, scuffed knees, conker battles lost and won, and the days when a carefully placed school jumper could easily double as a goalpost at playtime. For many of us, these were the best days of our lives.