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Brilliant! Fact is stranger than fiction.,
This review is from: Diary of an On-call Girl: True Stories from the Front Line (Paperback)
I absolutely loved this book and found myself cackling to myself as I was reading it.
PC Bloggs captures the nonsense and lunacy that pervades the British police service and somehow makes it hilarious.
Written in the style of a novel, the characters are brilliant - haven't we all met a "Shimona" at some time in our lives - and you get a sense of the cameraderie that exists between officers in the police force.
The book continually proves that fact is stranger than fiction, for example, I was amazed when I read that PC Bloggs was stopped in the street by a mother who had lost her four-year-old son and then, after Bloggs had taken a description of the boy, said she had to hurry because she was late for a hairdressing appointment!
The book is crammed full of stories just as bizarre and the reader feels Bloggs' frustration when things are going badly and her elation when she manages to get rid of a "non-crime" that has been plaguing her for months.
There is also romance with her "will she, won't she" ever get together with her colleague Will.
It is a fantastic book and I look forward to reading a sequel!