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Constable in the Country Hardcover – 30 Nov 2005

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Book 29 of 28 in the Constable Series

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (30 Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 070907963X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0709079637
  • Package Dimensions: 21.8 x 13.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,165,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"'A fascinating insight into the life of a rural constable... splendid reading.' (Police Journal) 'Stories of a constable on his village beat in North Yorkshire. All very gentle and far, far removed from the hurly burly of modern day city policing.' Daily Telegraph 'Rhea's real strengths are his sharp portraits of people. The best humour comes from the author's close understanding and affectionate portrayals of the character of Yorkshire country folk.' Northern Echo 'An account of the hilarious happenings to the country's rural policemen over the years.' Yorkshire Post 'Filled with Yorkshire characters to make you laugh and cry... shows life through the eyes of a village bobby.' Whitby Gazette 'Nicholas Rhea is doing for the North Yorkshire Police what James Herriot did for the North Yorkshire vets... another delightful, simple tale of everyday life in Aidensfield from Constable Nick.' Driffield Post"


As he awaits his anticipated promotion, Police Constable Rhea continues his work on the Yorkshire moorland beat of Aidensfield, reminiscing about his childhood in a similar idyllic village, and making the inevitable comparisons. There is little doubt his rural upbringing helps him deal with the variety of incidents and people he encounters, such as a press photographer who gets lost while trying to locate a centenarian, a party of day-trippers who get imprisoned in a field, and a farmer whose vehicles smother the lanes with mud. There's a character who earns a good income without apparently working, and an entrepreneur who makes excellent use of raw material thrown away by others, while Claude Jeremiah Greengrass splashes out on a colourful new car, only to have a pop group make an offer he can't resist. Claude's new lorry is then stolen, the Beast of Aidensfield terrifies villagers by lurking in the darkness, and there are complaints of bare flesh being illegally exposed near the village.

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