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My policeman / Bethan Roberts.

My policeman / Bethan Roberts.
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ISBN 9780099555254 (paperback)
Author Roberts, Bethan, 1973- author.
Title My policeman / Bethan Roberts.
Publisher/Date London : Chatto & Windus, 2012.
Pagination etc. 342 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary Note This is an intense and exquisitely raw yet tender novel. 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 when those of 'minority status' were condemned by society and the law, it is safer for him to marry Marion. The two lovers must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed. Unfolding through the dual 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.
Subject Gay men -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Gay fiction.
Shelf Location F ROBE
Reservations Queue 1
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