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  • Published: 2 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448130986
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

My Policeman




An exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love.

Discover an exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love.It is in 1950s' Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom. He teaches her to swim in the shadow of the pier and Marion is smitten - determined her love will be enough for them both.

A few years later in Brighton Museum Patrick meets Tom. Patrick is besotted with Tom and opens his eyes to a glamorous, sophisticated new world.

Tom is their policeman, and in this age it is safer for him to marry Marion. The two lovers must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed.

'A moving story of longing and frustration' Observer

  • Published: 2 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448130986
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Bethan Roberts

Bethan Roberts was born in Oxford and grew up in nearby Abingdon. Her first novel The Pools 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. Her third novel, My Policeman, was picked as the 'City Reads' book for Brighton. Her most recent novel is Mother Island, winner of a Jerwood/Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. Bethan lives in Brighton with her family.

www.bethanrobertswriter.com

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Praise for My Policeman

A powerful and poignant novel of wasted lives

Pitch perfect

Marie Claire

A gripping read

Viv Groskop, Red

A humane and evocative portrait of a time when lives were destroyed by intolerance

Guardian

The era and the seaside locale are beautifully rendered and observed, not least the social and sexual undercurrents of the time

Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times

Captures the obsessive and destructive madness of sexual jealousy

Psychologies

Roberts gives us two strong, absorbing voices, whose competing claims on our sympathies...make My Policeman a satisfyingly taut and involving read

Times Literary Supplement

A moving story of longing and frustration

Observer

Roberts deploys her research carefully, honing a novel with a strong period feel and a sprightly structure

Independent

A humane and evocative portrait of a time when lives were destroyed by intolerance

Susanna Rustin, Guardian

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