My Dad's a Policeman [NOOK Book]

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The second novel, and first quick read title, from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and engaging story of a young boy with an alcoholic mother. 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 ...
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My Dad's a Policeman

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Overview

The second novel, and first quick read title, from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and engaging story of a young boy with an alcoholic mother. 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.

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007374762
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub Quick Reads edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 24,775
  • File size: 221 KB

Meet the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.


Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Most important.  This is not a book.  It is a short story, with

    Most important.  This is not a book.  It is a short story, with the emphasis on short.

    It's a feel good story, but is not a very accurate represenation of long term foster care.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Good book

    I enjoyed this book it was short so thats y i didnt rate it a 4 or 5 but i think all he rbooks are amazing

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Must read

    I couldn't put this book down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Cant read

    I bought the book and cant read it. Everything else on my nook i can read

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2013

    This book is awesome. Although it is very short and could have b

    This book is awesome. Although it is very short and could have been longer, the story was very good and what started out sad ended with a happy ending. Another true story about foster care by Cathy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    Definitely a very short story, not a novel. Don't know why it's

    Definitely a very short story, not a novel. Don't know why it's described as such? But it's a lovely short read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Magicwings bio

    Apearance:white silky fur blue eyes
    Personality: nice a little desperate at times
    Crush:.....not telling.....
    Mate: none but im interesting in a certain policetom....
    History: ran away fom home as a kit. Hates imposters.
    Other: ask

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Good quick read.

    From boy's point of view.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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