Memoirs of a Sheffield Bobby

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

What's Tha Up To? Summary

"I've turned boys into men and policemen into coppers," said the Sergeant. "Policemen have got brains, but coppers, they've got brains and common sense."

No two days were ever the same for bobby-on-the-beat Martyn Johnson. Come rain or come shine, he patrolled his patch with a sharp eye for troublemakers and a kind word for those in need of a friend. Whether he was pursuing unlikely coal thieves, tracking down peacocks gone AWOL or investigating mysterious flying saucers over Sheffield, PC Johnson faced every new challenge with a smile and a healthy dose of his copper's common sense.

In his charming and funny memoir, read by the author, Martyn Johnson recalls the rogues, cheats, and scoundrels - as well as the many friends - who made his life on the beat so unforgettable.

©2010 Martyn Johnson (P)2012 Hachette Digital
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  • Book 1

    • What's Tha Up To?

    • Memories of a Yorkshire Bobby
    • By: Martyn Johnson
    • Narrated by: Martyn Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    No two days were ever the same for bobby-on-the-beat Martyn Johnson. Come rain or come shine, he patrolled his patch with a sharp eye for troublemakers and a kind word for those in need of a friend. Whether he was pursuing unlikely coal thieves, tracking down peacocks gone AWOL or investigating mysterious flying saucers over Sheffield, PC Johnson faced every new challenge with a smile and a healthy dose of his copper's common sense. In his charming and funny memoir, Martyn Johnson recalls his life on the beat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ee by gum - what a great listen!

    • By Daureen on 04-12-14

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • What's Tha Up To Nah?

    • A Yorkshire Bobby's Life on the Beat
    • By: Martyn Johnson
    • Narrated by: Martyn Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely fantastic

    • By Cuckoosuzie on 12-08-15

    Regular price: £16.99