My Policeman

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A film adaptation is forthcoming written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Greg Berlanti for Amazon Studios. It is to star Harry Styles and Lily James.

This novel is inspired by the relationship E.M. Forster enjoyed with his long-time companion, Bob Buckingham, a policeman, who was married. Roberts has changed many of the details of this famous love triangle − the names, the setting, and aspects of the characters. Set in 1950s Brighton, it is narrated by the pair who are vying for the policeman's affections: Marion, the school teacher, and Patrick, the cultured, older gay man. Yet despite never hearing directly from Tom, the handsome, strapping policeman, we get a very strong sense of his dilemmas, desires, ambitions and limitations. This is a very moving story of thwarted love, deftly told against an atmospheric period setting.

Paperback, 352 Pages, Published 2012

Author: Bethan Roberts

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