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Voices from the blue

Author: Jennifer Rees; Robert Strange
Publisher: London : Robinson, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In February 1919, London's first women police officers took to the streets of the city. They battled entrenched gender stereotypes, institutional inequality, sexual harassment and assaults disturbingly familiar to those affecting today's #MeToo generation of modern women. Female officers, facing resentment from male colleagues, were expected to do little more than 'Make the tea, Luv . . .' and were charged with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Rees, Jennifer.
It's a fair cop, luv.
London : Robinson, 2019
(OCoLC)1090445233
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Rees; Robert Strange
ISBN: 9781472143099 1472143094
OCLC Number: 1088806751
Description: x, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
It's a fair cop, luv --
This is the job for me --
Welcome to the Met --
The prude on the prowl --
Be a good girl ... make the tea --
Are you a bike ... or a dyke? --
Playing cops and robbers with the men --
What do you mean, women can't drive! --
Dull it isn't --
'Love, ' said Grammy ... 'lots of love' --
Ladies of the night --
When no means no --
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth --
Women ... of no value to the CBD --
Christ --
it's a woman --
A far-from-normal day --
He was cooking parts of his brain in butter --
There's that eerie silence that follows and explosion --
She sloshed him a fourpenny one --
In the line of duty --
Who said she couldn't do it?
Responsibility: Jennifer Rees and Robert J. Strange.

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In celebration of 100 years of women police officers in the Met, a reflection, in the voices of those who served, of what women have endured, accomplished and changed over the past hundred years.  Read more...

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God, I love these women! Their breeziness, compassion, humour and resilience are a tonic. -- Libby Purves * Times Literary Supplement * The work described, the advances made and responsibilities now Read more...

 
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