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#553248 Big Fish Little Pond - New Book Worth A Read !

Posted by Dragonfly on 28 March 2013 - 06:18 pm

Folks

 

Show your support for this project. I have read a short sample of the book on Amazon and it looks like an extremely interesting storyline, which you may find appealing.

 

Thanks

 

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The Book is called "Big Fish Little Pond" and is under my author name A J Daniels.
 
Available on Amazon it has the ISBN 9781478356189
 
Project Summary

 

Big Fish Little Pond: Brought together by a government Cell as a result of serious crime the characters are passionate about issues at the heart of British society. The debates are supported with true historical research. Emotion and tragedy intensify with an ironic twist
 
Authored by Mr A J Daniels
 
Here is the entire Description on Amazon:
 
Big Fish Little Pond is a fiction based crime novel with supporting historical research. The story is centred on a serious criminal event which brings together 5 prominent characters carefully selected by a British governmental intelligence cell who rigorously debate current social and topical issues in a week long project called Operation Chestnut which is set in a small town in Southern England. The issues they debate relate to crime and disorder, human rights, race and immigration, religion and economics. The group are formed as a Mini Cabinet, and each character is tasked with a debating point and must conclude with a Motion to be carried forward into mainstream society. 

The theme behind the book is an explosion at industrial premises which initially implicates the main subject who is a British born, mixed race West Indian male called Paul Grimshaw. Grimshaw has lived with his grandfather since childhood, following a turbulent start to his family life. The grandfather is a proud and dignified West Indian immigrant, and the book also explores prejudice and attitude in British life leading to an emotional conclusion. This exposes a poignant relevance to the selection of the 5 prominent characters for the Operation. As the book develops, the debates deepen and the personalities expose themselves with a meaningful summary from an independent representative of the town where the Operation takes place. 

The book features fact based current and historical research to support the debates and will be informative to the reader. Elements of this research expose subtle irony in social attitudes, and also reveal some painful but relevant facts about certain beliefs, still prevalent today.
 
The Book is currently priced at £8.99 for the actual hard copy and about £3.90 for Kindle Version.
 
From The Author:
 
"I have already had a good number of people read from manuscript and pre published 'Proof copies' it and I am really pleased to say that the feedback has been genuinely extremely positive. I have asked people to be entirely honest (and this had included people in different professions including 2 Solicitors) and one said that she read it on holiday and.... "Couldn't put it down." As you can imagine I was extremely flattered and humbled by this.
 
I must stress that this book is not Aimed at Police Officers however the debates are certainly thought provoking and emotive ( certainly without being contentious) which is something that Police Officers would identify with. Equally, the book very sensitively tackles the current criminal climate and penalty with arguments from all sides and even more carefully discusses the tragedy around the killing of our colleague Sharon Beshenivsky and the ironies around how the offender Mustaf Jama was able to flee the country and seek asylum in a country he claimed to be 'Too scared' to return to prior to this vile act."
 
 



#568373 Arktis Avenger Winter Coat

Posted by mikenovember on 28 September 2013 - 12:57 pm

hey guys

 

I have for sale my Arktis Avenger coat.

 

Worn on a couple of occasions, bought new, no marks, tears, rips or STAINS!

 

A fab coat which I no longer need.

 

Currently for sale on a well known auction site ;)

 

However if it does not sell or if anyone wishes to buy it please let me know.

 

ta

 

 

 

 

Mike

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#534356 Western Australia Police are Recruiting (Closing Date: 22/5/13)

Posted by P365 on 17 September 2012 - 01:04 pm

Western Australia Police are coming to London to recruit UK and Irish Police http://www.stepforwa...ernational.html




#530814 Well since the question is asked

Posted by trevthesparky on 08 August 2012 - 07:55 pm

You're going to think I'm a right grovelling git but my experiences of the force have always been positive even when I was once a tiny little bit naughty (while an apprentice I got fined for buying another apprentice a beer, I swear I didn't know he was 17) I got laughed at by my brother (a traffic officer) and most of his mates.
A few years back we were having serious neighbour problems and every one of the Northumbria officers we came into contact with during what was quite a dark time was without fail helpful and supportive of us and the other recipients of the woman's bile (a lot of whom were children) especially when she was eventually dragged in front of a court. I could name names but I'd guess it could be frowned upon by admin/the men and women involved.


#565896 The Limerick Thread

Posted by Arthur ASCII on 28 August 2013 - 08:50 pm

Rules

 

  • Each poster adds one line to the limerick
  • The poster that adds the last line of the limerick starts the first line of the next limerick
  • Simple....

 

 


There was a young Copper named Dan




#571174 Champions League: BT Sport wins £897m football rights deal

Posted by Fedster on 09 November 2013 - 10:12 pm

UEFA has made a bad move imo, yes they have gone for the Money, however less people will watch BT Sport compared to ITV, Sky are in shock though, the begging of the end, in terms of Sport Rights domination for Sky?

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...otball/24879138




#571698 Geocaching

Posted by Arthur ASCII on 18 November 2013 - 06:40 am

Any Geocachers out there?

 

FYI, Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity.

 

 




#571914 Hello

Posted by Captain Murphy on 20 November 2013 - 06:16 pm

Hi, 

 

PC from BTP here... not sure what else to say really, but I like my job and I like computers so here I am!

 

Cheers,

 

Captain Murphy




#572509 Press attitudes..

Posted by auscan on 28 November 2013 - 01:01 am

I hope this isn't taken seriously--but when I received this humourous message, felt I had to pass it on...



A Harley Biker is riding by the zoo in Vancouver, B.C. when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.The reporter, addressing the Harley rider says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, tell me a little about yourself.The biker replies, 'I'm an off duty RCMP Member on holidays.'The journalist leaves.The following morning, the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:OFF DUTY MOUNTIE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH



...and THAT pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days....


#555002 The police

Posted by Bart on 11 April 2013 - 12:23 pm

How do you tell the difference between a British Police Officer, an Australian Police Officer and an American Police Officer?

 

QUESTION:

 

You're on duty by yourself walking on a deserted street late at night. Suddenly, an armed man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and lunges at you.

 

You are carrying a Glock 40 and you are an expert shot, however you have only a split second to react before he reaches you. What do you do?

 

ANSWER:

 

BRITISH POLICE OFFICER:

 

Firstly the officer must consider the man's Human Rights. Then ask yourself...

 

1) Does the man look poor or oppressed?
2) Is he newly arrived in this country and does not yet understand the law?
3) Is this really a knife or a ceremonial dagger?
4) Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
5) Am I dressed provocatively?
6) Could I run away?
7) Could I possibly swing my gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
8) Should I try and negotiate with him to discuss his wrong doings?
9) Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it?
10) Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society?
11) Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
12) If I were to grab his knees and hold on, would he still want to stab and kill me?
13) If I raise my gun and he turns and runs away, do I get blamed if he falls over, knocks his head and kills himself? .
14) If I shoot and wound him, and lose the subsequent court case, does he have the opportunity to sue me, cost me my job, my credibility and the loss of my family home?

 

AUSTRALIAN POLICE OFFICER:
 

BANG!

 

AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER:
 

BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG! BANG! BANG!

'click'...Reload...
BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG! BANG! BANG!

( Sergeant arrives at scene later and remarks: 'Nice grouping!' )




#573214 Heya :-)

Posted by Gafs on 01 December 2013 - 11:19 pm

Hi Everyone,

 

Im new to the forum with just a few posts, thought id say hi! Im currently a special for Lancashire constabulary and hope to one day join the regs! Ill be scouring the recruitment pages in the hope for some nearby vacancies!

 

Hopefully theres some people out there in the same position?

 

Gafs




#558813 ABC - Destinations with a twist

Posted by Bart on 13 May 2013 - 06:30 pm

This one is courtesy of angie101 

 

Alphabetical place names (i.e. Countries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Suburbs.)

 

The first place name starts with the letter A but the next place name starts with the letter the first one ends with:-

 

e.g. Acapulco    The next player will reply with Ontario. the next player will reply with Ottowand so on. It's as simple as that. :thumbsup:

 

So to get us started:-

 

Aberdeen.




#558258 How to Moderate "Trolls"? (Members Opinions)

Posted by snafu on 09 May 2013 - 11:39 pm

In terms of posts being hidden, moved, merged, altered etc this is as per the moderators discretion, always has been and always will and is in the forum rules that you all signed up to when you joined this forum.
 
In terms of justification regarding the actions of other members and the moderation team justifying decisions, they only have to do that to BR or I and I would not expect any of the moderation team to have to justify their decisions to anyone else.

OK so I might upset a few people but the above is basically it.

Yes a forum is only as good as its members but it is also only as good as its staff.

I moderate on other forums and have been accused of many things....treating people like children, being power crazed, an idiot etc. etc. and those are just the clean ones!

What people don't see is what goes on behind the scenes. Every forum has a staff area and believe me there is plenty of discussion that goes on there. Was this right? Should we do this? Should we allow this? What are the members saying? Are they all saying that?

Simple fact of the matter is that as soon as you try to take moderation into your own hands then you will either get moderated yourself or the forum will descend into chaos.

Yes sometimes things don't move as quick as you like, particularly with professional trolls, but the staff have to take action on balance. If they stamp on someone too quickly then that can be off putting to new members who happen to have a differing view. Where you get a troll that has an axe to grind, this perhaps being particularly true of a Police forum, then apparent harsh action will only mean that their warped view will be, in their minds, validated?

They have to be given enough time, to use an old phrase, to get enough rope to hang themselves. Yes I know that can be frustrating but things have to be balanced between someone having an opinion and someone being a knob! And to be perfectly honest, members lowering themselves below their perfectly reasoned argument to any kind of personal comment does not really help.


#547445 Boots or shoes?

Posted by Yorkypud on 31 January 2013 - 02:43 pm

Can anyone advise on me on foot wear. I start CNC trainig in a couple weeks and was given a good tip on buying an extra pair of boots as the issued pair may get a bit of a hammering through the course. I assume boots are more appropriate than shoes? I know they need a toe cap.

 

Cheers

 

Pud




#460770 International dialling code for the USA?

Posted by Ian_C on 09 September 2010 - 08:29 am

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lol,. only joking mate.....


#244012 One Word Association

Posted by heather87 on 07 February 2008 - 09:51 am

I thought I would post some games on the forum, Hope you all don't mind!! -_-


This game is the word association game.
For anyone who doesn't know how this works..just simply follow ONE word with a word associated with the previous word.


Ready to play?..Ok I'll begin..

Wet..


#611676 Simple Caution -assault by beating

Posted by Sub-seven on 26 July 2015 - 10:44 am

jeremy-kyle.jpg

 

Sorry, Sunday is my day off.




#563072 Tapatalk and spam

Posted by techie1 on 14 July 2013 - 08:13 am

Can you make it possible to report spam from tapatalk?

I tried to report some spam today but have given up.

I have to click the post, select open in browser, wait for the page to load, click view full version, wait for that page to load, login (if not already) and finally report the spam...

Its way too much of a hassle, especially when I couldn't remember my password as well!


#534187 Is Winsor Really That Bad?

Posted by saltysplash on 15 September 2012 - 02:27 am

When your lying on the floor underneath a car talking to the bloke with a steering column in his chest, Tell me how your Oxbridge education is going to get you through.

When your Holding onto the bloodied blade of a Machette while the suspect is holding onto the handle and your trying to keep your grip but its slipping because of the blood and the suspect is trying to wrench it from your grasp, tell me how your higher level of education is going to get you through.

When you go into a house and enter the childrens bedroom and find the cat litter tray on the floor and faeces in the bed/cot and a baby with nappy rash so bad that its bottom is bleeding and a social worker tells you, "thats not too bad"......tell me how your Degree in Media studies will assist you.

All the above are true incidents, You want to make it harder to be a cop?.....Just remember, theres a damn site more to being old bill than nicking villans.

Pay a decent wage for a rubbish job and offer a decent pension. or else....no one will be there when it matters.


#461085 International dialling code for the USA?

Posted by dl on 11 September 2010 - 09:34 pm

Topic.

I want to phone the HQ of WWE in America (and no, I am NOT gay because I watch wrestling) to enquire about their travel packages to Wrestlemania 26 in Atlanta next April, I've looked on Google but I can't seem to find the International dialling code for the USA (and no, I don't suck at Googling).

Anyone help?

Is it just me that takes offence at the use of the word Gay in this context ?