My Policeman by Bethan Roberts
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
'Pitch perfect.' - Marie Claire
'A gripping read.' - Viv Groskop, Red
'A humane and evocative portrait of a time when lives were destroyed by intolerance.' -
'The era and the seaside locale are beautifully rendered and observed, not least the social and sexual undercurrents of the time.' - Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times
Publication Date: 2 August 2012