Troubador Who'd be a copper?

Released: 28/05/2015

ISBN: 9781784622541

eISBN: 9781784628963

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Who'd be a copper?

Thirty years a frontline British cop

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Who’d be a copper? follows Jonathan Nicholas in his transition from a long-haired world traveller to becoming one of ‘Thatcher’s army’ on the picket lines of the 1984 miner’s dispute and beyond. His first years in the police were often chaotic and difficult, and he was very nearly sacked for not prosecuting enough people. Working at the sharp end of inner-city policing for the entire thirty years, Jonathan saw how politics interfered with the job; from the massaging of crime figures to personal petty squabbles with senior officers. His last ten years were the oddest, from being the best cop in the force to repeatedly being told that he faced dismissal. This astonishing true story comes from deep in the heart of British inner-city policing and is a revealing insight into what life is really like for a police officer, amid increasing budget cuts, bizarre Home Office ideas and stifling political correctness. “I can write what I like, even if it brings the police service into disrepute, because I don’t work for them anymore!”?says Jonathan Nicholas. Who’d be a copper? is a unique insight into modern policing that will appeal to fans of autobiographies, plus those interested in seeing what really happens behind the scenes of the UK?police.

Latest book: 'Cherry Picking - Life between the Sticks' the autobiography of goalkeeper Steve Cherry will be released on 28th Feb 2019, published by The Book Guild. Jonathan has worked closely with Steve to help produce an exciting, honest, and often hilarious account of his thirty years as a professional goalkeeper. Steve started at Derby County when he was fifteen, was capped for England Youth several times under Brian Clough, then played for Walsall, Plymouth Argyle, Chesterfield, and Notts County under Neil Warnock from 1989 to 1995 when the club rose two divisions via two victories at Wembley. The book will appeal to general readers of autobiography as well as fans of 'the beautiful game'.

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