Mike Pannett takes us on a personal photographic tour of his home county of Yorkshire, as he guides us round the real-life places depicted in his bestselling books 'Now Then, Lad', 'You're Coming with Me, Lad', 'Not on my Patch, Lad', 'Just the Job, Lad' and 'Up Beat and Down Dale'. As Mike revisits those favourite places from his past which hold special memories for him, the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside comes to life through stunning photos and warmhearted words from Mike himself. Praise for Mike Pannett: 'The James Herriot of policing ... He tells his tales with warmth and humour' - Daily Express; 'Think 21st-century Heartbeat meets James Herriot ... All delivered with a Yorkshire twang' - The Telegraph; 'A warm and entertaining read' - Choice; 'Move over James Herriot ... there is a new name on the North Yorkshire literary block' - York Press
Mike Pannett was born in York, and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1988. He became one of the youngest officers to be given his own patch, and served on the Divisional Crime Squad, Murder Squad and TSG (Riot Police).
He transferred to North Yorkshire police in 1997 as he missed the countryside - and fly fishing! He became a rural beat officer and eventually, a wildlife officer. In 2005 he starred in the BBC's Country Cops and was inspired to write about his adventures in the North Yorks force.
Mike served nearly twenty years in the police, during which he became one of the highest commended officers. Following the UK riots in 2011 he has become a key spokesman on current policing issues in the UK, giving extensive interviews on national UK radio and television. He lives with his wife Ann, who is still a serving police officer, and their three children in a small village in the shadow of the North Yorkshire moors.