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Bravo Jubilee [Paperback]

Charlie Owen
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28 May 2009

The riotous third novel in Charlie Owen's acclaimed seventies police series.

Summer 1977: It's no holiday in the sun in Handstead New Town, a north Manchester overspill. Known to the local cops as Horse's Arse, it's preparing to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. But with football violence, rampant police hooliganism and an expanding LSD market there'll be a riot going on...

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (28 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755345681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755345687
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.2 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"After just three books, the policemen in this wonderful series seem like old friends. Raw, crude, ugly and brazenly real . . . shocking and funny, a great read." --"The Guardian"

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'Foul-mouthed, scatological and amusing in equal measure' Guardian

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner! 12 Dec 2008
Having thoroughly enjoyed every page of the first two books I was overjoyed to source an advance copy of the eagerly awaited Bravo Jubilee! Again the unique Charlie Owen gritty storyline kicks in and the first chapter commands your attention from the off punctuated with more original hilarious similes and scenarios.The characters we know whose personalities are embellished to a point when the reader feels they may have actually met them (or some one like them) in their own experiences.There are dark moments which highlight the author's skill to move from feeling slightly disturbed to fit of uncontrollable laughter.If a Britflick film maker made this properly it would blow all that's gone before out of the water!If you're over 18 and have got a sense of humour one cannot fail to enjoy it! Put it on your Christmas list and if you have not read the first two get them as well you wont be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Bravo Jubilee 18 Dec 2008
I have just finished the book. Like the two books before, this book is brilliantly written. Once you start on page one, you will simply be engrosed in the book. Charlie Owen is a brilliant writer and I hope that he carries on with this superb series of books. The characters are fabulous and certain sections of the book leave you laughing out very loudly. Brilliant and lets hope he continues to write more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 7 April 2010
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If you've not bought the others make sure you do. You feel like you're there with the characters through the good and the bad. Love the stories - I just wish they'd carry on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely hilarious! 17 Jan 2010
By Jools
This is certainly no high-brow literature, but for sheer entertainment, utter hilarity and Owen's clear talent for putting a cracking story together, I'll happily give Bravo Jubilee five stars, as this one is the best in the series yet.
All the favourite characters are back, some slightly more deranged than others, but if you've come this far, it feels like a welcome reunion with old friends.

One word of warning though: do NOT read this book in a public space. By the time I reached a particularly unfortunate Leeds hooligan's encounter with Alfie the Crocodile-Jawed Beast, I was snorting and crying with laughter so much that all the other people on the bus were staring at me. Not good.

Do keep writing Charlie, I love your stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep them coming Charlie! 14 Nov 2009
By John
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Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first two books from Charlie Owen, I was not disappointed with this one. Charlie Owen continues to develop the characters introduced in Horses Arse and introduces new stars to the mix.

The book contains some graphic descriptions of violence and references to the sexual peccadilloes of a number of the characters, so don't let the kids get a hold of it!

I won't spoil your reading by going into too much detail, nor will I give you any spoilers. All I'll say is that I've ordered the fourth book in the series already and it hasn't even been printed yet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Where do you start? Charlie Owen has done it again. All our favourite characters from Horses Arse and Foxtrot Oscar are back and we're learning more about them as they punch, kick, smash and fabricate their way through the scum of the fictional town of Hanstead, Greater Manchester. Forget any other fictional Police story. This is written by a real copper and seems lifted from the experiences from a real Police career. The authenticity is second to none. The humour dark and crude(as it needs to be to do "the job" everyday) and the action, detailed and gritty. If the Police nowadays were allowed to be half as tough as the officers from Hanstead in the 70s, we'd be living in a far nicer country!!!

Can't wait for films!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo Jubilee. Charlie Owen 25 April 2009
As a retired police officer, who survived 'The Job' during the seventies. I could relate to the situations and story lines of this & other books by the author Charlie Owen. This book is a must for all old time coppers (and the current generation, who can read how it used to be done!) Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 10 April 2009
Another great book from Charlie Owen. Keep them coming. The author really catches the feel of the 70's and has delivered again in this very entertaining read. Well worth the read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
under rated author. superb books.
Published 15 hours ago by steve kilbride
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 days ago by m. malik
5.0 out of 5 stars another excellent read
Another fun filled read, Owen makes it so easy to know each and every character and with all the right twists and turns to enjoy their journey with them. Read more
Published 28 days ago by keef 1473
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read
I loved this book! I rated it 5 stars as it was very true to life of policing in the seventies and it made me laugh out loud. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Janet
5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant book. Laughed out loud but also engrossed
This is a great read, simply couldn't put it down. Very attached to the characters and a classic good over evil tale. So funny in parts then so human. Charlie Owen top dog
Published 5 months ago by Andrea Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Arrived in good time and has now completed the set of these books. My husband is a retired policeman with 30 years service and these books made him laugh out loud.... Read more
Published 6 months ago by JMO
5.0 out of 5 stars Another super read
Thoroughly enjoyable read that will have you turning pages to find out what happens next. You can relate easily to the main characters and it is so well written that you find... Read more
Published 7 months ago by 95/180322!
5.0 out of 5 stars British version of Hill Street Blues
Refreshingly offensive so Guardian readers and Harriet Harman should avoid it. Sloppy error though.Reference to a football match at Hillsborough which is in Sheffield and the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by D C Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Well done Charlie Owen need more light hearted reading like this funny but serious in places well written, would recommend.
Published 8 months ago by Ray Burge
5.0 out of 5 stars A great yarn
So good, I read this in one session. All coppers (except ACPO) will love it. An amalgam of all those great stories of yore.
Published 9 months ago by MRS JILLIAN SMITH
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