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  1. says:

    Omg why I did read this? No seriously why? I guess I wanted to read something ueer that wasn’t explicitly mm except I forgot that when straight people I think this author is straight—sorry for assumingjudging regardless

  2. says:

    I was both fascinated and immensely annoyed by this book The blurb describes it as a tragic love story of a man and a woman both in love with the same man in a time the 1950s when it is safer for him to marry the woman and maintain a front of respectability As a longtime reader of LGBT fiction it sounded like exactly the sort of book I would loveI didn't In the spirit of fairness I should list its good points 1

  3. says:

    This is well written and certainly captures the feeling of living in a time and place when homosexuality was illegal and when anyone who didn't avoid any connection with it was liable to pay a heavy price As a story it'sfine It's a perfectly good book But I felt that there was always something there just out of reach some

  4. says:

    Since Marion was a girl she has been besotted by her friend Sylvie's older brother Tom She dreams of their being together and tries to scheme

  5. says:

    beautifully written and incredibly sad set in the 1950s when homosexuality was still illegal in great britain a woman and man recount their lives being in love with the same man i found myself wonderinggrowing increasingly frustrated with certain elements of the story such as view spoilerWHY did marion and tom stay together for fourty years? i can understand the reasons at the time but what kind of existence is that? it

  6. says:

    I think it was George Bernard Shaw who coined the maxim He who can does He who cannot teaches While there may sometimes be some trut

  7. says:

    A really good story which moves back and forth between 1999 and 195758 Schoolgirl Marion has a crush on her frie

  8. says:

    One of those books like The Poisonwood Bible which inhabits your field of vision while you're reading it Walking around Brighton this past week I half expected to see the characters slip out of the museum or stroll arms swinging through the arch at ueen's Park Roberts crafts a story from the desires and fears

  9. says:

    Sad sad sad Such a beautifully written book one that really got inside the hearts and minds of the 3 main characters Fabulously set in late 1950s and present day Brighton this book was totally compelling and very telling abo

  10. says:

    I can't even begin to describe how distressing reading this book was semi spoilerThere were no happy bits and from the get

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My Policeman

E another eually overpowering claim on his affections Patrick a curator at the Brighton Museum is also besotted with his policeman and opens Tom's eyes to a world previously unknown to him But in an age when those of 'minority status' were condemned by society and the law it is safer for this policeman to marry his teacher The two lovers must share him until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed Unfolding through the d. beautifully written and incredibly sad set in the 1950s when homosexuality was still illegal in great britain a woman and man recount their lives being in love with the same man i found myself wonderinggrowing increasingly frustrated with certain elements of the story such as view spoilerWHY did marion and tom stay together for fourty years i can understand the reasons at the time but what kind of existence is that it just felt like their whole lives had been a big waste hide spoiler

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Ual narratives of Marion and Patrick both writing about the man at the centre of their lives this beautifully told painful tragic story is revealed It is a tale of wasted years misguided love and thwarted hope of how at a time when the country was on the verge of change so much was still impossible Bethan Roberts has produced an intense and exuisitely raw yet tender novel which proves her to be one of our most exciting young write. One of those books like The Poisonwood Bible which inhabits your field of vision while you re reading it Walking around Brighton this past week I half expected to see the characters slip out of the museum or stroll arms swinging through the arch at ueen s Park Roberts crafts a story from the desires and fears of the three main characters as they try to negotiate the social strata of the south coast in the 1950s Starting and fiinishing in present day Peacehaven the characters long for past pain in preference to the desiccated routines of their later lives The threads of the characters lives tangle as the meet weave together as the reach a temporary accommodation of their conflicting desires and finally unravel completely leaving them paralysed in misery like the beautiful boys in Patrick s galleriesDeception delusion the impetus to protect and the need to make reparations all drive the characters towards the cliff edge of Peacehaven and infatuation loyalty love keep them there If you ve had the breath kicked hard from your lungs by the sight of someone suddenly turning a corner in front of you and bartered everything you hold close just for a shot at happiness with that person then this is one for you

Read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Bethan Roberts

An exuisitely told tragic tale of thwarted love From the moment Marion first lays eyes on Tom her best friend's big brother broad blond blue eyed she is smitten And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman Marion a newly ualified teacher is determined to win him Unable to acknowledge the signs that something is amiss she plunges into marriage sure that her love is enough for both of them But Tom has another lif. This is well written and certainly captures the feeling of living in a time and place when homosexuality was illegal and when anyone who didn t avoid any connection with it was liable to pay a heavy price As a story it sfine It s a perfectly good book But I felt that there was always something there just out of reach something a little deeper a little hard hitting something that could grab the reader if only it was said And that something never really showed up Not chick lit because well chick lit doesn t usually hit this kind of subject matter But it does feel a little like chick lit which isn t necessarily a bad thing because every genre has its place But I wanted something

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • My Policeman
  • Bethan Roberts
  • English
  • 23 April 2017
  • 9780701185848

About the Author: Bethan Roberts

Bethan Roberts was born in Abingdon Her first novel 'The Pools' was published in 2007 and won a JerwoodArvon 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 'My Policeman' was published by Chatto and Windus in February 2012 and was selected as that year's City R