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I Could Have Been a Rent Boy [Kindle Edition]

Gerry Jenkinson
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It was a wet February morning when a very naive young man arrived in the West London area of Hammersmith. It was still winter and the smogs that descended in those days were thick, dirty and damp. Traffic duty on the Broadway was not easy, the buses would have to be 'Walked' across the various junctions as one could see virtually nothing in front of an outstretched hand. Far away was the fresh air and crisp frosty weather of the Lake District, a far cry from the baying of hounds hunting down foxes as they raced across the fells followed by the hunt looking for a 'Kill'. Just like the fog a stark reality descended. This was now home. In recent times a number of older men had entered the job. They were experienced, having been exposed to the harsh realities of life during war. If one watched, listened a young constable would not go far wrong. If he worked hard, knuckled down there was no reason why this young officer could not become one of the most capable and competent officers in the force. After all, it was his dream.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 446 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Gerry Jenkinson (13 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KQHC4E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #989,740 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My name is Gerry Jenkinson, I have written Two books and am at present on two more. I served some thirty years in the Metropolitan Police Force in various departments which included Uniform, CID Special Patrol Group and finally the West London Coroners Court as a Deputy Coroners Officer.
I was privileged to meet various well known celebrities, including the late Margaret Thatcher, the late Jack Warner, Coco the Clown (Bertram Mills Circus)
I spent a week looking after the Beatles,I also met Stanley Baker on a Road Block (nasty man)Richard O'Sullivan.We had a good drink with him.There were many more.
During my days I saw many misdeeds but thankfully I was not involved any.

It was a great job and I made many friends. God Bless You All.

Gerry Jenkinson.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wrongly Advertised But Now Rectified 20 May 2014
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I purchased this book on kindle expecting to read the autobiography of Gerry Jenkinson. I had previously started reading the paperback version of 'I Could Have Been A Rent Boy'. My father-in-law, himself in the job with The Met and retired after many years, had lent it to me. I could see straight away that this was not the right book. After a bit of digging and delving I ascertained I was reading 'Living A Tightrope' also by Gerry Jenkinson. The one star is not a reflection on the novel but I am still waiting to finish the autobiography which holds far more appeal to me.

Update: I have just received a very heartwarming e-mail from Gerry Jenkinson himself and he has kindly rectified the matter to my complete satisfaction. I'm not sure how to rate this but feel it only fair to upgrade the star rating. I have nearly finished 'Living A Tightrope' and am thoroughly enjoying it. I will shortly be finishing a long ago started 'I Could Have Been A Rent Boy'. I believe Gerry published these items himself and they are pretty much written as one would speak. If you accept that and can look past it then you're in for a treat.
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