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The New Policeman

by Kate Thompson

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The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
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    Jan 2007, 448 pages
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    Apr 2008, 416 pages

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"Liddy!"

The teacher was standing at the door, waiting for him.

J.J. hesitated. For a moment it seemed to him that there was no way he could set foot inside that school again. Then the solution came to him.

The teacher closed the door behind him. "What do you think you were doing, standing out there like a lemon?"

"Sorry," said J.J. "I didn't realize you were talking to me."

"Who else would I be talking to?"

"My name's Byrne," said J.J. "My mother's name is Liddy all right, but my father's name is Byrne. I'm J.J. Byrne."

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