My Dad s a Policeman

The second novel, and first quick read title, from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007374763

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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The second novel, and first quick read title, from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and engaging story of a young boy with an alcoholic mother. Lonely, bullied and desperate for a life of happiness and security he tells everyone he meets his dad's a policeman.

My Dad s a Policeman

On leaving school Robert has to cope with life in the army during National Service and then a brutal introduction to the world of work. He describes with great humour his confrontation with prejudice and suspicion.

Author: Robert Druce

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788036034

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 514

View: 886

A searingly honest and detailed account of growing up during the Second World War. Robert Druce’s account of his childhood and youth is a wonderfully written and evocative story. Intelligent and highly inquisitive, but with an over-bearing and ambitious father, Robert describes, in extraordinary detail, the hardships of life in the outskirts of London during the war. An insatiable thirst for knowledge brings him into conflict with the ordered life of a grammar school. Robert’s genius, expressed through his endless fascination for language, is recognised by one far-sighted teacher. This teacher becomes more than a mentor, inspiring Robert, nurturing his skill with words as well as helping him through some of the scrapes with others who were less able to cope with his rebelliousness. As Robert enters his turbulent teenage years, he describes his sexual awakening with uncompromising honesty. As he begins to discover the complexities of personal relationships, he struggles to square his urge for independence with the continuing demands of his parents. On leaving school Robert has to cope with life in the army during National Service and then a brutal introduction to the world of work. He describes with great humour his confrontation with prejudice and suspicion. Robert’s story continues with his studies at university in London, while experiencing the delights and anguish of his first love. After graduating, Robert decides on a career in teaching. Faced with more hostility from pupils and colleagues, he turns again to the brilliance of his own mentor to help him through his initiation into adulthood.

The Ultimate Sacrifice The Story of Maryland State Policeman Sgt Wallace J Mowbray

I almost had to fight my way to get into the house. As I ran inside, I saw Betty right
away. I could tell just by the expression on her face that the news about Dad was
not good. I ran to my mother, who sat blank-faced in Dad's old, green recliner.


Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434975800



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Growing Up North

A policeman who had been visiting the methodist minister at the Oxford House
Church came out of the building the same time dad and I were leaving the game
warden's home next door, where we had been visiting. my dad stopped to talk to

Author: Morris Bradburn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462018963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 704

In 1944, United States troops secured Saipan as Japan fell, Canadian Cameroon Highlanders conquered St-Andre, and Morris Bradburn’s family traveled over one hundred miles by canoe so he could be born in a hospital near the Hudson Bay’s fort in northern Canada. It was a different time in an uncertain world as the seventh child joined the Bradburn family. In his memoir Growing Up North, Bradburn shares a fascinating narrative about his memories growing up in the small, isolated community of Oxford House, Manitoba. In a world where Cree was the only spoken language, Bradburn relays details about the fur trade in Canada, the history of the Cree nation, and the lives of the people in his family and the Oxford House community. With freedom to play and study as he wished, Bradburn details how he persevered through challenges, experienced many adventures, and learned independence after he was sent away to attend school. Growing Up North provides an unforgettable glimpse into the life of a little boy who grew up during a time when the air was clean, fish filled the lakes, and everyone shared the joys of living in the great northland.

The Steven Price Mysteries Part 3

My dad's a policeman too”, remarked Joe as they walked across the park, where
several children were playing on the ... it as fast as they could and jumping on
and off while another lad sat in the middle, his back up against the central pole.

Author: Linda Pye

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479729388

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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This is the third novel based around the character of D.C.I Steven Price by Joseph and Linda Pye. It is the fourth book to be published in eighteen months by the couple who only met in 2008. Joseph has had the stories in his head for a long while and has even written them in the past although never got them published. Linda writes the female parts and edits the books and they work together well as a team. The first three books are now in the local library and are being well received by customers as they are often out on loan. The accompanying photo was taken in Queensland, Australia, where the couple spent five weeks visiting family, having a 'mock up' wedding so that Joseph's sister Marilyn could be there as she couldn't make the real one later in the year, her husband Derek, is a marriage celebrant over there. We made many good friends during out time over there and miss them all lots as we do our family and friends that we don't see so often.

Texas Cops Exposed

I also want the policeman hopeful to have the tools needed to change the system
and protect themselves. ... Victor borrowed my Dad's push lawn mower, which my
Dad was happy to loan; but my Dad told him to make sure to replace the used ...

Author: Jay Kidd

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465367327

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 909

The author is a former police chief and three-time Texas whistle-blower, he now owns a private investigations company. Bret Adams tells a story that is inspired by true events. The story reveals everything you ever wanted to know about police corruption in Texas. Adams was the class president and valedictorian at the police academy, and served in all most every Texas Law Enforcement capacity. Adams has filed whistle-blower type lawsuits against state law-enforcement agency administrators, police chiefs, law-enforcement organization leaders, sheriffs, dozens of police officers, multimillion dollar companies, city councilmen, and mayors. Adams ended a corrupt sheriffs career and exposed a huge cover-up in a famous whistle-blower law suit. The story also includes a unique look into the murder of a deputy sheriff and explores the possibility that the deputy was murdered by fellow officers. Also read how Adams exposed one the most flagrant and outrageous speed traps in Texas history. It does not stop there; in fact, the story details how Chief Adamss police department was disbanded by the mayor to obstruct an investigation into the mayors company which allegedly employed hundreds of illegal immigrants. Read how the mayors fifty million dollar a year company was suspected of bribing sheriffs, district attorneys, and a former United States Congressman. The story provides valuable information for protecting you and your family from police corruption. This story is also an absolute must for the policeman hopeful, as it will give the new officer essential knowledge going into their career. From speeding ticket quotas and racial profiling to one of the most corrupt towns in Texas, all the way up to murder, this story will finally reveal the other side of the blue line and what goes on outside the public eye.

Cleveland Cops

As he's walking down the stairs, the guys are passing a gun back and forth and
one of them takes it and comes down to rob my father. Later my father told me, “I
wasn't sure which gun I was going to pull out." So he pulled out the gun in his left

Author: John H. Tidyman

Publisher: Gray & Company

ISBN: 1598510312

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 428

Hilarious and heartbreaking true stories told by 60 Cleveland police officers about life patrolling the streets. These are stories the rest of us rarely get to hear: Their biggest arrests, the dumbest criminals, the funniest practical jokes, the most frightening moments. It's an inside look at the toughest job in town.

Papa and Me The Perils of Patriarchy

... of anything my father did. As I left high school and started nursing school, dad
was not hostile to any of the men I dated. ... Both liked to party and were probably
significantly wilder than my father—the policeman—wanted his daughter to date.

Author: Catherine Mich

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452568138

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 493

CAUGHT IN THE CONFINING CHRYSALIS OF PATRIARCHY? Five American women candidly share their transformative experiences of moving through the stifling culture of patriarchy out into the fresh air of their uniquely authentic, sparkling selves. The journey may seem long and daunting, but the destination is worth the trip. Making a commitment to the process is the first step of the journey toward being the person you came here to be with all the gifts you possess. You are a piece of good news! Be glad and rejoice in it! • The brave women who share their stories here may inspire and motivate you to reflect on your own life, plumbing your depths for aspirations denied, plans deferred, and intuitions ignored, in the context of patriarchal relationships. • This storytelling process often ignites an individual process unique to each woman who pursues it. The benefits of this process are enhanced by coupling it with a journaling practice. • Should you feel alone in your struggles with the reality of patriarchal relationships, these women aim to point you in the direction for overcoming that feeling of isolation. As a woman, you are one of a multitude of women searching for creative, healthy, freeing responses to patriarchy. You have caring companions and these women are some of them.

Winter of Grace

'My dad's a policeman!' 'Stella!' Paul isn't a policeman; he works for an insurance
company. The poor boy was ... They must have kicked him in the eye, because
blood was pouring down his face and his eye was completely swollen. I stared ...

Author: Kate Constable

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742697682

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 429

Bridie and Stella are best friends, and nothing can break them up—but could Bridie's search for spirituality threaten their friendship? Bridie and Stella have been friends forever and agree on everything—war is bad, the environment is important, and Stella is always the center of attention. So when the girls rescue a handsome boy at a peace rally, they never imagine that it might spell trouble between them. The first shock is that Jay seems to be attracted to Bridie, not Stella. The second is that Jay is a committed Christian. As Bridie draws closer to Jay, a whole new realm of ideas opens up to her. She starts to question who she is and her place in the world. But what if her new world has no place for Stella?

The Little One Quick Read 2012

How to Change Your Life in 7 Steps Humble Pie Jack and Jill Kung Fu Trip Last
Night Another Soldier Life's New Hurdles Life's Too Short Lily The Little One Men
at Work Money Magic My Dad's a Policeman One Good Turn The Perfect ...

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857209213

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 514

An exclusive short story for World Book Day from bestselling author Lynda La Plante. This spooky tale will make you want to sleep with the light on. Barbara needs a story. A struggling journalist, she tricks her way into the home of former soap star Margaret Reynolds. Desperate for a scoop on the actress and her return to stardom, she finds instead a terrified woman living alone in a creepy manor house. A piano plays in the night, footsteps run overhead, doors slam in dark corners. The nights are full of strange noises. Barbara thinks there may be a child living upstairs, unseen. Who looks after her? And why is she kept out of sight? Little by little, actress Margaret's haunting story of broken promises is revealed, and Barbara is left with a chilling discovery.

The Cleverness Of Ladies

... Adele Geras The Little One Lynda La Plante Men at Work Mike Gayle Money
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Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132627

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 378

There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to face life's problems and mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, keeps her wits about her as she looks into why the country's star goalkeeper isn't saving goals. Georgina turns her rudeness into a virtue when she opens a successful hotel. Italian shop-keeper Fabrizia shows her bravery when her husband betrays her. And in Suffolk during the Second World War, gentle La proves that music really can make a difference. With his trademark gift for storytelling, international bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith brings us five tales of love, heartbreak, hope and the cleverness of ladies.

The Look Outs

step-mum and dad and Marion's mum and dad take us to Mass but my dad's
always at work. He always goes to the six o'clock Mass when he comes home
from work. I could never get away with not going to Mass because my dad would


Publisher: E. R. Reilly

ISBN: 0956256805



View: 249

First Hitler Then Your Father and Now You

During my father's lengthy response in Magyar, the cop would interrupt my father
and say, “Sir, I don't understand you. Would you please get out of your car?” My
father would just continue in Hungarian. The policeman would persist: “Sir, ...

Author: Deborah Long


ISBN: 0557302927

Category: Children of Holocaust survivors

Page: 164

View: 100

How I Killed Margaret Thatcher

They knock on the door and my dad goes off to the police station in Dudley to be
questioned. They don't arrest him. One of the policemen said that they want to
arrest him, that they've been watching him, that they'll get him eventually, like ...

Author: Anthony Cartwright

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1906994919

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 340

'Judas Iscariot's here, look. Here comes Judas Iscariot...' Nine-year old Sean has never seen anything like what happens on the day Margaret Thatcher takes power and his grandad discovers his uncle voted for her. So begins the start of a family secret and the end of Sean's idyllic childhood in the industrial Midlands-until, one day, deciding that someone's got to stop the train of destruction, he sets out for revenge. A heartbreaking and timely story of a moment of national crisis as felt by one family, How I Killed Margaret Thatcher delivers a devastating English twist on the dictator novel.

Collection of Autobiographical Stories

ThaT's why I was unaware of The exciTemenT generaTed by dad's reTurn and
mom's disappearance. When dad and ... abouT," I offered. I ThoughT my life was
abouT To come To an unTimely end, when The policeman Told my faTher To ...

Author: Robert C. Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

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This is a true story of a young man's experience as a draftee during the Vietnam War. Being drafted in to the army in 1969, he realizes that this is not the place he wants to be. Offering his talents to Special Services (the entertainment sector) as a stand up comedian and actor, he finds that the army is more interested in using his talents to fight the enemy. The on going battle between draftee and the army is poignant and funny. This true-life account never fails to entertain. The Kid That Fell Down the Well This is a true story of a boy's childhood adventures. Growing up in the Catskills Mountains in New York State in the early 1950's, young Bobby Harris seemed to always be getting into one accident after another. From getting stuck in quick sand to falling down a well, from having Polio to creating the first sex education class in the New York State this story will keep you laughing from the beginning to end.

G P Taylor Sin Salvation and Shadowmancer

My dad was about five feet eight, with olive skin, jet-black hair and blue eyes. His
family came from York, and his grandfather had come to Scarborough to work as
a postman. My dad's father was a policeman. My mum's family came from ...

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310866197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 557

Booted out of school for trying to set fire to a teacher’s desk, Graham Taylor became a roadie for the Sex Pistols and other punk rock bands. It’s unlikely that someone savoring a life of sex, drugs, and rock music would end up on a police force, but it happened. After a decade on the force, Taylor was attacked and beaten, and his injuries forced him out of service. So Taylor topped one surprise twist in his life with another: he became an Anglican priest. Assigned to a church on the northeast coast of England, Taylor delved into the fascinating history of the region—tales of smugglers, storms at sea and people lost out on the moors. This curiosity would propel him in yet another new direction, as the landscape started to inspire him with ideas for settings and stories of his own. When he gave a speech about his concern over a growing occult presence in children’s literature, someone asked Taylor why he didn’t write a children’s book himself. The seed was planted, and soon Taylor was hard at work on Shadowmancer, a breathtaking tale of the battle between good and evil. It was a safe bet that when Taylor sold his motorcycle to print his first novel, the self-published book would sell only to friends and relatives. But once again, Taylor’s course roared away from the predictable. Shadowmancer rocketed to the top of the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic. But then, what had been predictable about Taylor’s life? Laced with humor and filled with incredible twists and turns, the life story of G. P. Taylor is equal to the plot of any one of his bestselling novels. This entertaining, inspiring, and engaging autobiography is a book you won’t want to put down.

High Hopes

Oddly enough, my dad and I both learned to drive at the same time, when I was
18. Dad's ... when we went out for a drive with the L plates on and I was in the
passenger seat, a policeman stopped us and asked to see my dad's driving

Author: Ronnie Corbett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 312

A true great of British comedy, Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Corbett, is hailed as one of the finest comedians of his generation. Son of an Edinburgh baker, Ronnie rose to fame as one half of the infamous Two Ronnies alongside Ronnie Barker. Known for his versatility, quick-wit, family-friendly dialogue, and meandering monologues, Corbett was a staple of British television for more than 50 years. In his autobiography, he tells the complete story, from his school technique of estimating the height of a girl before daring to ask her to dance, to his days as a night club barman in London, and finally, to his decades long career as a stand-up and sitcom star. Including tales of how he first met David Frost, John Cleese and Michael Palin, this book is written with all of Ronnie’s trademark warmth and wit. Celebrating his life and career, this is Ronnie’s own honest and definitive account of his truly dramatic journey.

The Streets Are Blue

The motorman saw a policeman on the corner, stopped the streetcar, and hailed
the officer. The policeman could see that ... My dad and my grandfather were
attorneys, and later, my grandfather became a judge. My dad died when I was ...

Author: Gary Farmer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491722495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

View: 217

In 1869, the police force in Los Angeles went from a voluntary to a paid city police force. Since then, thousands upon thousands of men and women have served on the Los Angeles Police Department. In this book, thirty-four former officers share stories of their experiences in police work in their own words. Of the thirty-four, the first officer came on in 1941 and the last officer retired in 2009, a range of time just short of seventy years. The experiences recounted in this book cover a wide range of assignments and speak to just about any situation a police officer can encounter. The officers were frank, truthful, and open about an occupation met with everything from monotony to split-second life and death decisions. They recounted their thoughts of purpose, duty, and in many instances, valor. Whether rescuing an abused child, confronting armed individuals, managing civil disorder, or losing one of their own, the officers in this book reveal the human element present in all those who serve in law enforcement.


I grew up with a father in the police . In addition , my two brothers are also
policemen . But don't get me wrong . I'm not here just because my dad's a
policeman . I joined because I thought it was a good career choice . " Charl's dad
works at ...




Category: Police


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I had to wait here for my son! “Jocelyn, come with your mother and I. We just want
to take you home with us! Come on now!” my dad said. My father turned his head
to whisper something to the policeman, but I couldn't hear what they were ...

Author: C.A. Almeida

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469105314

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 418

This is a fiction/Horror novel about a teenage girl from Bangor, Maine, who goes away with her parents for a summer vacation and is attacked in the the woods of the resort, by an unknown demon. She later discovers that she is pregnant and is confused as to how it happened, because she remembers that she was alone in the woods the night the attack took place. Jocelyn decides to keep her child and notices that she is going through many strange changes with her body. After Opus is born, Jocelyn soon learns that her son is anything but normal. He has a growing rage inside of him that nobody seems to understand. When he gets upset or angry, he cries blood red tears. He has urges to kill and cant seem to control himself enough to stop. After he takes each life, he can not remember what he has done. Jocelyn begins to lose people around her, one by one, either due to their death or because she refuses to do anything about her out of control son, causeing them to walk out of her life. Jocelyn spends most of her time covering up her sons killings and lying for him. She begins to make exuses as to why it is, people they know seem to keep disappearing around them. Over time Jocelyn becomes so obsessed with the notion of her son being, "A good boy", that she too becomes isolated and possessed along with her son. In the end, children are just not strong enough to control their urges, and sometimes parents go too far trying to help them. Sometimes Children are good natured...And sometimes they are just born evil. ~C.A. Almeida