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Girl Cop Paperback – 16 Nov 2012
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'Girl Cop' really captures the essence of that early 90s Police Station life. A.C.C. Olivia Pinkney // Sandy Osborne's 'Girl Cop' is a must read for the summer. Ceri, Chick Lit Reviews and News // Osborne captures the scenes perfectly and the reader can't help but become immersed in Sally's struggles fitting into a male-dominated career. - Elizabeth Walker, migmag.co.uk (affiliated with Lancaster University) //
About the Author
Sandy is a serving police officer. She began her career as a PE teacher but soon traded her hockey stick for a truncheon and has recently received her twenty year Police Long Service and Good Conduct Award. When her local paper printed an unflattering picture of her in a charity marathon, Sandy felt compelled to respond with an amusing account of her training programme. This led to regular contributions and a taste of national publications. Her writing has never stopped. Girl Cop is a drama based on real events in the British Police Force. Sandy lives in the West Country with her husband and two sons. She enjoys tennis, rugby and still keeps up her first love of gymnastics - proudly demonstrating back flips and the splits to amazed friends.
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Sally Gentle is an appealing character and I found myself rooting for her all the way. The story details her struggles to settle in to life as a policewoman in Bath in the early 1990s. Things are tough for a while, but she gradually settles into the job and finds romance along the way.
I thought that the character of Sally was skillfully drawn and it was refreshing to have a novel like this set in the police force. The sexism Sally encounters was believable and well portrayed. I could sympathise with her as she struggled to deal with the bullying she faced. The characters had depth to them and I particularly liked the character of Sally's uncle who was so good to her over the years and made such a difference to her life.
I think it could have been pacier at the beginning to draw me in a bit faster, but all in all it was a good read.
Sally is a ballsy but vulnerable heroine who despite leading a fairly ordinary life is anything but hum drum. Plenty of human interest, showing the difficulties of being in a very male dominated environment without the fluttering eyelashes sort of approach- much more realistic than many chick lit style books on the market.
I felt like I wanted Sally to be my mate, watch a few films together, laugh,cry and all the stuff that really good pals do which is the first time for ages I've felt like that after a book. Chick lit isn't really my fave genre, mainly as the heroine is often a bit wet, but Sandy has changed that in one great first (I think) foray in to the world of book writing.
Cheers for a great read.
The heroine, Sally Gentle arrives at her new station as a rookie 'rookie'. Confident of her training, but stumbling at first in the everyday reality, Sally claws her way up the pecking order and gains respect. But it's a slow old road and she's never sure she's going to make it. Soft-hearted and compassionate, Sally is damned if she's going to let it show. She gathers her grit and gets on with things, dealing with mickey-taking, the station bully and gruff colleagues. And there's the emotional rough road in respect of the devastating Alex...
I smiled a lot and laughed out loud in some places, but apart from enjoying a good read, I was left with a sense of how tough being a police officer could be.
Fascinating learning about the Trials and tribulations of a raw recruit and her exploits
You will enjoy the follow up "Girl Cop in Trouble" equally
However to enjoy this super book you need not have been a police officer, or indeed know the beautiful world heritage site that is the City of Bath. The story line is strong and is filled with very believable characters. It has humour, it has pathos, it has real life, it has life observations.
This was a book that I read at no more than a dozen sittings, again, nothing to do with familiarity with the setting but because it was a really satisfying read. Whilst I look forward to the sequel you must make sure that you do not miss this one!
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