My Policeman (Hardcover)

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When Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she's smitten. And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman, Marion, a newly qualified teacher, is determined to win him. But Patrick, a curator at the Brighton Museum, is also besotted with his policeman... Unable to acknowledge that something is amiss, and that there is another equally overpowering claim on Tom's affections, Marion plunges into marriage, sure that her love is enough for both of them... Through Marion's and Patrick's dual narratives, their painful, tragic story is revealed: a tale of wasted years, misguided love and thwarted hope, at a time when the country was on the verge of change and so much was still impossible.

About the Author


BETHAN ROBERTS was born in Oxford and grew up in nearby Abingdon. Her first novel "The Pools" was published in 2007 and won a Jerwood/Arvon Young Writers' Award. Her second novel "The Good Plain Cook," published in 2008, was serialized on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and was chosen as one of "Time Out'"s books of the year. She also writes short stories (in 2006 she was awarded the Olive Cook short story prize by the Society of Authors) and has had a play broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Bethan has worked as a television documentary researcher, writer and assistant producer, and has taught Creative Writing at Chichester University and Goldsmiths College, London. She lives in Brighton with her family.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781444813050
ISBN-10: 1444813056
Publisher: Charnwood
Publication Date: November 1st, 2012
Pages: 408
Language: English