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What's Tha Up To?: Memories of a Yorkshire Bobby


What's Tha Up To?: Memories of a Yorkshire Bobby

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    Martyn Johnson(Author)

'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, Martyn Johnson recalls the rogues, cheats and scoundrels - as well as the many friends - who made his life on the beat so unforgettable.

This is a heart-warming read, well written with compassion and humour (Anne Cater New Books)A wonderful slice-of-life autobiography . . . vividly atmospheric (Daily Express)

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Book details

  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Martyn Johnson(Author)
  • Sphere (15 Sept. 2011)
  • English
  • 8
  • Biography

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  • By bernard hardy on 5 May 2017

    Generally a good read. Action takes place on foot beat in a run down area of Sheffield. Life is a bit harsher on the beat there and tales can be a bit depressing. This contrasts with the sunny dales of Yorkshire where stories on police operations in the Dales are recorded by Mike Pannett. Mike is based at a rural "nick" in Malton..

  • By Michael T on 1 June 2017

    This is one of the first books to be written by a retired British policeman. It gives some detail of what it was like in those days.I found it ok but very much dated now.

  • By Liam on 12 March 2017

    Great read

  • By MH on 10 July 2014

    Gave a present, well received, feed back 'great'!

  • By AILEEN on 17 January 2015

    Nice book.

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