An exquisitely told tragic tale of thwarted love, My Policeman is soon to be adapted into film by Amazon Prime starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin.
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 it is safer for him to marry Marion. The two lovers must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed.
'A moving story of longing and frustration' Observer
One of the most amazing books i’ve read. A unique story with a unique way of telling it.
What an amazing book... I couldn't help but feeling for each character in same way: they all had their right-doing, wrong-doing and own feelings to deal with in a rather difficult and hostile 1950/1960 Brighton.