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My Dad's a Policeman

(2011)
(A book in the Quick Reads 2011 series)
A Novella by

 
 
The second novel, and first quick read title, from bestselling author Cathy Glass. My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and engaging story of a young boy with an alcoholic mother and no knowledge of his father. Lonely, bullied and desperate for a life of happiness and security he tells everyone he meets his dad's a policeman. Fast-paced and compelling, this short story from Cathy Glass follows the experiences of a Ryan, a small and lonely 12-year-old boy who struggles to fit in. In an attempt to make friends, and discourage the school bullies from picking on him, Ryan tells his peers that his dad is a policeman. When the police actually turn up on Ryan's doorstep, to take him away from his alcoholic mother and put him in care, his life crumbles. It's not long before Ryan has run away, taking a long bus ride back across the city, desperate to get back to the inner-city life he knows. Keeping a low profile, and sneaking in to his best friend's house late a night for shelter, he soon discovers that he's not the only one who appears to be stretching the truth about the happiness of his home life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Dad's a Policeman (Quick Reads)
Author(s): Cathy Glass
ISBN: 0-00-737475-5 / 978-1-4056-2310-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperElement
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Dad's a Policeman
Author(s): Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: My Dad's a Policeman
Author(s): Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Dad's a Policeman
Author(s): Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Dad's a Policeman (Quick Reads)
Author(s): Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperElement
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU