THE VILLAGE POLICEMAN

Author: Niall (Ian)
Year: 1972
Publisher: Country Book Club
Edition Details: Reprint (1st pub. 1971)
Book Condition: NrF/G+
Price: 4.00
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Hardback. Book Club Reprint. Basing his story on police records and the private papers of a real-life Welsh village policeman, the author reconstructs, through PC Arthur Howell Williams, the life of any village policeman in the first four decades of the 20th century. A lifetime of lawkeeping involves PC Williams, father of 9 by the time the story ends, in a rich variety of activities: catching burglars and pick-pockets in grimy Manchester, outwitting sheep-stealers in one Welsh hill-town, petticoated chicken stealers in another, dealing with tramps and bawling cockle-pickers, dishonest bakers, clever poachers, wily goldfinch-netters. And if in time he comes to be looked upon as the village headman, to whom all the villagers can take their troubles and yet has a taste for poaching himself, life can become complicated. 181pp. 8vo. h/back. V. lightly browned edges o/w Nr. F. in G+ only dw.

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