- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Urbane Publications (18 May 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 191133171X
- ISBN-13: 978-1911331711
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3 x 12.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Will have you laughing out loud and is hugely entertaining. This is a book that oozes charisma and character, one you will not be able to put down. --Nikki's Books4U
Hilarious...real life and so touching, a fabulous read! --Christina Green
About the Author
Gina was born during the not-so-swinging 50's to a mum who frequently abandoned her in a pram outside Woolworths and a dad who, after two pints of beer, could play a mean Boogie Woogie on the piano in the front room of their 3-bed semi on the Wirral. Being the less adventurous of three children, she remains there to this day - apart from a long weekend in Bognor Regis in 1982. Her teenage years were filled with angst, a CSE in Arithmetic, pimples, PLJ juice, Barry White and rather large knickers until she suddenly and mysteriously slimmed down in her twenties. Marriage and motherhood ensued, quickly followed by divorce in her early thirties and a desperate need for a career and some form of financial support for herself and her daughter. Trundling a bicycle along a leafy path one wintry day, a lifelong passion to be a police officer gave her simultaneously an epiphany and fond memories of her favourite author Enid Blyton and moments of solving mysteries. And thus began an enjoyable and fulfilling career with Merseyside Police. On reaching an age most women lie about, she quickly adapted to retirement by utilising her policing skills to chase after two granddaughters, two dogs and one previously used, but still in excellent condition, husband. Having said goodbye to what had been a huge part of her life, she suddenly had another wonderful epiphany. This time it was to put pen to paper to write a book based on her experiences as a police officer. Lying in bed one night staring at the ceiling and contemplating life as she knew it, Gina's alter-ego, Mavis Upton was born, ready to star in a humorous and sometimes poignant look at the life, loves and career of an everyday girl who followed a dream and embarked upon a search for the missing piece of her childhood.
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Ahhhh...I could go on reading about the exploits of Mavis Upton FOREVER.....
I just knew from the very first page that this book was going to be an absolute hoot and it didn't... Read more
Absalutely fantastic book. Really well written, full of laugh out loud, giggles and sad moments. Massively entertaining, i couldnt put it down. Well reccommendedPublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
A laugh out loud corker of a read. So many 'it's not just me, then?!' moments as you follow Mavis's escapades in the Police as well as her quest to find her father. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Julie J.
Very funny book that you don't want too put down. I have bought my son a copy as he has a connection with the authors daughter from child hood days. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ros Harrison
What can I add to the praise others have given? Only that it reminds me so much of my 10 years in the police, long ago, especially my first two years as a probationary PC, when... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Richard Whittle
Fantastic read, love it from front to back cover. Mave had me giggling along with her, rolling my eyes at her and crying for her. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Emma Ellison
"I can't put it down! My toilet breaks are even longer now, my legs get numb - Dave from Upton"....