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G into the wee small hours To be honest this is perfect bedtime readingJust wish I had started this sooner uite looking orward to the next one now As the title suggests this volume contains instalments 3 and 4 of the popular series namely Constable Around the Village and Constable Across the MoorsThe anecdotes of life as policemen in rural North Yorkshire are amusing and the telling of them is as leisurely and amiable as the pace and style of life amusing and the telling of them is as leisurely and amiable as the pace and style of life the time The crimes are *Mostly Low Key And *low key and solved There are plenty of interesting Eccentric And Canny Yorkshirefolk and canny Yorkshirefolk the pagesConstable Nick is an endearing character and the book is good to dip into with a strong cup tea and a at rascal to handThank you to Ipso Books or the digital review copy which came via the Crime Classics Advance Readers Club A good look at life in Yorkshire Villages in the previous century This is written rom the perspective of the Constable and what his life is like in small villages Entertaining Enjoyable readI received an Advance Reader Copy rom Crime Classics Review Club Having been a an of the series Heartbeat I was surprised to A Virgin For The Taking (Clemenger Sisters find out it was based on real life storiesrom Nicholas Rhea a North Yorkshire policeman There are 2 books here What She Saw / Operation Reunion for the price of 1 Being aan of the series some of the characters were well known to me such as Claude Greengrass who is always getting involved in money making schemes which usually get thwarted by the police Sergeant Blaketon is a tough nut and does not give Nick an easy time A Russian spy roams the Yorkshire countryside and a The Moretti Marriage few dubious drivers are among some of the stories in the collection For me theunniest story is about the thieving dog that is insured The Dark Duke for both damaging items he steals but alsoor getting any A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy females pregnantEach book has 9 long chapters usually aew anecdotes on the same theme It is set in a gentler time when there were police on the beat and people were trusting of strangers Anyone who has been to Yorkshire can picture the rural villages even if they never saw Heartbeat A very enjoyable book to Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls forget about the stresses of modern livingI was given aree copy of the book or an honest review If you enjoyed the books of James Herriot you will enjoy Nicholas Rhea s Constable series Set in Yorkshire as were the Herriot stories these books were written in the 1980 s although they are set during the time that Rhea was in act a constable in the 1960 s There are a number of these books but this one is actually two books Constable Around the Village and Constable Across the MoorsNicholas Rhea s real name Peter J Walker charming stories were made into the Heartbeat British television show which ran Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights for a number of seasons After reading this book or books I would love to see the program if only to see if the show matched my inter. Amiable constable handles every encounter with his characteristic humour and professionalism whether he’s investigating a plot to scare away a troublesome suitor or helping a neighbour return his late wife’s ashes to her beloved moors But when Ted Williamson’s sheep start disappearing can Rheaind the culprit without making enemies of the Secret Baby, Surprise Parents farmers of Yorkshire Nicholas Rhea’s delightful Constable tales paint an endearing and hilarious picture of police work in a rural district and was the inspirationor the Heartbeat TV series. .
D often telling anecdotes Mystify (Mystyx, from P C Rhea s country beat Several of the tales made me produce an audible chuckle totally unknown This double bookinally ended with a lovely emotional tale Do enjoy crimes miscreants and roguesthe life
"of a counter "a counter in Yorkshire characters one and all And then there s the local villagers and The New Baby farmers Very enjoyable This was aun read I think I rated it less because I thought it was a mystery I wouldn t classify it as a mystery or crime novel although it about the life of a local Constable I liked the second book Constable across the Moors better than the Wild Streak first Constable Around the Village The stories take place in small villages in the southern part of North Yorkshire P C Rhea is newly assigned to this region Theirst story is about a North Yorkshire New Year s tradition called First Foot Rhea is asked to act in that capacity by several people and at each house he is given a drink Rhea patrols his large region on a motor bike and spends a lot of time meeting people and taking care of little crimes trying to settle disagreements without having to go to court The P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, first book has two or short tales in each chapter He helps out when something goes missing and when someone tries to start a taxi to take clientsrom the bus The second book seems to have involved stories In the Say Youll Stay And Marry Me first chapter of the second book Rhea must go into a woods in a big snowstorm where healls off his cycle on a steep hill supposedly searching Rafaellos Mistress for a Russian Spy He ends up almost catching the spy and laterinds out it was a training exercise I think my The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, favorite story was the last one where a local lass runs away and marries a soldier during WWI Many years later her husband is bringing her ashes to her home and suitcases get mixed up on the train Like a number of reviewers here I got this double bill of Nicholas Rhea booksrom Crime Classics Advance Readers Club the plan being to read and review by the end of MarchI was aware of these books and had seen a number of episodes of Heartbeat based upon the books and as good as it may have been it was not really my thing So I was not relishing the opportunity to read this titleAs it happens I was actually uite taken with the stories The author is writing Rascal from a position of knowledge of his subject and the location where the stories are set which gives the reader a real sense of place Also he writes with a genuine good nature an interest in people and with a knackor storytelling and even comic timing Unfortunately my timing was such that I didn t get both titles in this single publication Another Day of Life finished so inairness my review is actually or Constable Around the VillageEach of the 18 stories in the book 9 in each title are *short enough and light enough to read just before lights out without leading *enough and light enough to read just before lights out without leading nightmares or reuiring readin. Cing a canine crisis Farmer Lowe’s overworked sheepdog is eigning deafness and without the dog the cows cannot be milked bringing his arming business to a screeching halt Meanwhile ive sheep turn up dead and Sidney Chapman’s dog is accused of the crime much to his dismay Can Rhea salvage Aidensfield’s Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, farminguture not to mention the reputations of two dogs while juggling his other cases Constable Across the Moors PC Rhea has come to know and love the host characters who live and work on the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors The. ,
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A very sweet and enjoyable book ull of memories and great descriptionI really enjoyed the stories and both the style of writing and the charactersI strongly recommend itMany thanks to Netgalley and Ipso Books I m surprised that I like this book so much It is really a collection of anecdotes loosely connected around themes and written in the voice of the young
POLICEMAN SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENTED BY THE PSEUDONYM NICHOLAS RHEA THEsupposedly represented by the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea The are amusing sad and entertaining Although episodic they present a strong sense of life in Yorkshire villages last century It s a very different reading experience than that provided by detective The Longevity Diet fiction even in the era It has in common with the stories of Lake WoebegoneMaking a television seriesrom the stories puts them to good use Television enables the characters to be presented with continuity and kindness There is certainly enough material here to make than one series My thanks to Crime Classics Advanced Readers Club or a digital copy of *This Double Book In Return For An Honest Review First *double book in return or an honest review First in the sixties as two separate books think All Creatures Great and Small in terms of law enforcement in rural Yorkshire Even the same location It was a pleasure to read something well written in terms of many modern offeringsIt deals with the happenings much of it trivia of rural life of ifty plus years agoand ormed the basis or the hit TV series Heart Beat How I wish now that I had watched that This writing is the exact antithesis of Heart Beat How I wish now that I had watched that This writing is the exact antithesis of paced high body count modern crime novels It s a warm cosy offering that restores your aith in human natureWritten in the Perfect Cities first tense it s the anecdotes of a young 26 year old constable Nick Rhea manning his village station house where he lives with his wife andour young children He gets around his patch on his trusty Francis Barnett police motor bike He gets to know all the residents of his Prometheus Wired farlung rural domain either villager or remote armers and is usually invited in or tea and cake wherever he goes He communicates with his sergeant by calling rom phone boxes Common sense scores over bureaucracy and paper work although the dreaded words targets and reorganisation have begun to creep in But there was still a respect or the local bobby It seems an altogether simpler time but it would be easy to get emotional and nostalgic and ignore the down sides There are many instances of a potentially incorrect attitude by today s standards towards women In the light of current controversy it s good to see how Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks far we have come If I hadn t needed to write a review I would probably have deferred reading the second bookor a month or so and returned to my usual Scenes from a Revolution faster paced reading thus spreading out the joy of this slow paced world Each chapter takes a different theme such as money or religion and recounts amusing an. This uniue omnibus editioneatures two of PC Nick Rhea’s charming adventures in the Yorkshire village of Aidensfield Constable Around the Village Nick Rhea is busy settling into his role as a Police Constable in Aidensfield getting to grips with rural life and his new colleagues and neighbours PC Rhea maintains his charismatic approach through the villages many incidents whether it’s the historic tradition of the First Footing on New Year’s Eve the scandal of an un dug grave or a case of a missing child Rhea soon inds himself a. .