The Life of a Scilly Sergeant

The Life of a Scilly Sergeant

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'Policing is like this everywhere but not everywhere is Scilly.' Meet Sergeant Colin Taylor, he has been a valuable member of the police force for over twenty years, five of which have been spent policing the 'quiet' Isles of Scilly, a group of islands off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula. Colin has made it his purpose to keep the streets of Scilly free anchor thieves, goldfish abductors and other culprits, some drunken, intent on breaking the law. This book is the first hand account of how he did it. Coupled with his increasingly popular 'Isle of Scilly Police Force' Facebook page, this book charts the day to day trials and tribulations of a small-island police officer, told in a perfectly humorous and affectionate way. This book is a fantastic read.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 141 x 222 x 29mm | 466g
  • Cornerstone
  • CENTURY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780895712
  • 9781780895710
  • 114,840

About Colin Taylor

Sergeant Colin Taylor has been the longest serving police officer on the remote and tranquil Isles of Scilly for several generations. Over the years his regular blogging about the unique policing exploits there was enjoyed by millions worldwide. He has now returned to the relative simplicity of policing on the mainland UK. This is how he survived.show more

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"The best tourist guide to the Isles of Scilly one could wish for. Anyone reading this book is sure to want to go there and experience this delightfully eccentric corner of the British Isles." Daily Express "Enchantingly dotty." Daily Mail "Set to be [a] big hit." Guardian "If you love the Isles of Scilly you will love this book." A Dartmoor and Devon Blog "Told with humour and tenderness. A great read - No.1 in Books Top Ten" Western Morning News "Colin is a master of this art... The Life of a Scilly Sergeant is more Bill Bryson than Old Bill anecdotes or memoirs; it is a travelogue that embraces the history and culture of the islands and celebrates their beauty and their inhabitants... The Life of a Scilly Sergeant belongs in the travel section of all good book shops and I cannot recommend it highly enough" http://www.thisisscilly.com/the-life-of-a-scilly-sergeantshow more

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"Colin is a master of this art... The Life of a Scilly Sergeant is more Bill Bryson than Old Bill anecdotes or memoirs; it is a travelogue that embraces the history and culture of the islands and celebrates their beauty and their inhabitants... The Life of a Scilly Sergeant belongs in the travel section of all good book shops and I cannot recommend it highly enough"show more

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