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Girl on the Line: Life and death in the Metropolitan Police

Alice Vinten

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A revealing memoir of a decade on the streets of London as a female police constable and a unique insight into a city and the cost of keeping it safe.

'Extraordinary' Mail on Sunday

'Compelling ... a portrait of the frontline which will fill you with admiration' Sunday Express

Welcome to London. Population: 8.7million. And it's your job to keep them all safe.

A unique insight into life on the streets of London as a female police constable, Girl on the Line follows PC Alice Hearn throughout ten years in the Met, from rookie to constable. As she deals with violent criminals, heart-breaking domestic situations, petty crime, life, death, and everything in between, she builds up a portrait of a living, complex city, and what it truly means to look after it.

From procedurals to gripping foot chases to threats of terrorist attacks, this book covers all aspects of life in uniform, and how it really feels to wear the boots of a London copper.

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