Things to look out for in the next 12-18 months or so.
1. A book by a Met police officer about life as an overworked, under-supported bobby in that London.
2. A book by a detective of long service about what it’s like on that side of the policing fence.
3. A book by a social worker about life as an overworked, under-supported social worker somewhere in a British inner city. (Some genuinely horrifying stories here.)
4. A book by a barrister about, er, life as a barrister. (Actually, subject to a meeting at the end of this month, we may have two books by and about barristers – though they are very different in tone and character.)
5. A book by an undercover police officer who infiltrated one of Britain’s most notorious drugs gangs. (He didn’t sleep with any of them, or have earrings.)
6. An amusingly sarcastic take-down of academia and other easy targets.
Other possible stuff we’re working on and trying to pull together: a Royal Marine’s Eddy Nugent-style reminiscences about his early career, a Royal Naval rating’s Eddy Nugent-style reminiscences about his career, and a tale of policing in the wild west (wild north, actually), during the days when suspects often fell down the stairs or bumped into doors.