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The New Policeman

by Kate Thompson

The New Policeman
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    Jan 2007, 448 pages
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    Apr 2008, 416 pages

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Kate Thompson was born in England in 1956, the youngest of three children. Her parents were social historians, both writers, and both very active in the peace and anti-nuclear movements during the cold war years. After she left school she worked with racehorses for several years in England and the USA before going to college to study law, which she left after a year to go traveling to India, where she spent the best part of two years. She moved to Ireland in 1981 where she lives with her partner Conor Minogue and their two daughters. She started writing seriously in the late eighties and her first book, a collection of poems, There is Something, was published in 1992.

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