Many times I heard people say that you'll have no friends if you're a policeman. How wrong they were. If you were right with them, they were right with you.' PC Martyn Johnson is back on the beat with more hilarious and heart-warming stories from the golden age of policing. With his nose for trouble and a knack for mischief, there's no such thing as a quiet shift for the friendly Yorkshire bobby - from drunken dogs and runaway horses to high-speed chases after Burglar Bill, there's always something to keep him busy and always another troublemaker to put to rights. And with a cuppa-tea stop and a familiar face on every corner of his beat, he's never far from a friend. Read by the author.
©2011 Martyn Johnson (P)2012 Hachette Digital
"A wonderful slice-of-life autobiography . . . vividly atmospheric." (Daily Express)
I am a Film Making Teddy Bear Collecting Eccentric with a loving husband and a great sense of humour.
loved ever minute of this book and the first, it's absolutely brilliant. so true to life.
a caring man
hard to choose one out of all the anecdotes without spoiling the book.
not all authors can narrate their own books successfully but martyn does.
a policemen's lot.
a good follow on to what's that up to once more talking about the people he met as a policeman patrolling the streets of Sheffield in the early nineteen sixties and a few when he was riding a bicycle, motor bike or later a panda car as the years passed by.
the book finishes with him being promoted to the C.I.D.
what happens next? I hope he carries on with his story.
Martyn Johnson's reading of his book is somewhat ponderous, but nevertheless I enjoyed this book a great deal. It has many amusing anecdotes from a policeman's life 'back in the day'. There are a couple of incidents recalled in which the author does not shirk from the realities of life and are thus a bit challenging to listen to. Overall the book is entertaining and informative. If you enjoy this, then also try books by Mike Pannett - unfortunately not on audible (yet?)
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