My Policeman (Paperback)Bethan Roberts (author)
From the author of Graceland comes a poignant and gripping novel set in 1950s Brighton, where individual passions must make way for convention, with tragic consequences.
The inspiration for the 2022 film My Policeman, starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin.
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.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
'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
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““he won’t change, you know””
i ADORED this book, i didn’t even notice how quickly i was getting through the pages until i finished it. i enjoyed every second, its a brilliant account of the struggles and hardships of the queer community in the... More
“A quick and entertaining read - LGBT rep could have been better though”
As Harry Styles is starring in the upcoming film adaption of this book, I decided to read it before seeing the movie. I enjoyed this book and found the author’s writing style easy to read. However, I didn’t find many... More
“Did I read this book because of Mr Harry Styles? Yes! It did not disappoint.”
Did I read this book because of Mr Harry Styles? Yes! It did not disappoint.
Such a haunting yet enchanting love story. Roberts has written the book almost in a diary form. The perspectives switch between Marion (I... More
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