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My policeman [text (large print)] / Bethan Roberts.

By: Roberts, Bethan, 1973-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2012Edition: Large print edition.Description: 395 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444813050 (hbk.); 1444813056 (hbk.).Subject(s): Gay men -- Fiction | Police -- Fiction | Brighton (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Large type books. | General fiction.DDC classification: ROB Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
When Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she's smitten. And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman, Marion, a newly qualified teacher, is determined to win him. Unable to acknowledge that something is amiss, and that there is another equally overpowering claim on Tom's affections, she plunges into marriage, sure that her love is enough for both of them... Unfolding through the dual narratives of Marion and Patrick, writing about the man at the centre of their lives, their painful, tragic story is revealed: a tale of wasted years, misguided love and thwarted hope, at a time when the country was on the verge of change and so much was still impossible.
Summary: "When Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she's smitten. And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman, Marion, a newly qualified teacher, is determined to win him. Unable to acknowledge that something is amiss, and that there is another equally overpowering claim on Tom's affections, she plunges into marriage, sure that her love is enough for both of them... Unfolding through the dual narratives of Marion and Patrick, writing about the man at the centre of their lives, their painful, tragic story is revealed: a tale of wasted years, misguided love and thwarted hope, at a time when the country was on the verge of change and so much was still impossible."--Publisher description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

When Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she's smitten. And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman, Marion, a newly qualified teacher, is determined to win him. But Patrick, a curator at the Brighton Museum, is also besotted with his policeman... Unable to acknowledge that something is amiss, and that there is another equally overpowering claim on Tom's affections, Marion plunges into marriage, sure that her love is enough for both of them... Through Marion's and Patrick's dual narratives, their painful, tragic story is revealed: a tale of wasted years, misguided love and thwarted hope, at a time when the country was on the verge of change and so much was still impossible.

Standard print edition originally published : London : Chatto & Windus, 2012.

Complete and unabridged.

When Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she's smitten. And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman, Marion, a newly qualified teacher, is determined to win him. Unable to acknowledge that something is amiss, and that there is another equally overpowering claim on Tom's affections, she plunges into marriage, sure that her love is enough for both of them... Unfolding through the dual narratives of Marion and Patrick, writing about the man at the centre of their lives, their painful, tragic story is revealed: a tale of wasted years, misguided love and thwarted hope, at a time when the country was on the verge of change and so much was still impossible.

"When Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she's smitten. And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman, Marion, a newly qualified teacher, is determined to win him. Unable to acknowledge that something is amiss, and that there is another equally overpowering claim on Tom's affections, she plunges into marriage, sure that her love is enough for both of them... Unfolding through the dual narratives of Marion and Patrick, writing about the man at the centre of their lives, their painful, tragic story is revealed: a tale of wasted years, misguided love and thwarted hope, at a time when the country was on the verge of change and so much was still impossible."--Publisher description.

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