Woman's story of police life
A Bath policewoman has enjoyed an impressive turnout at a launch event for her debut novel.
DC Sandy Osborne has drawn on her own experiences in the force to write Girl Cop, the fictional tale of a female officer starting out on her career. More than 180 people attended the launch at Waterstones, in Milsom Street, which included a talk from DC Osborne about how she has juggled her writing with her job in the police.
The 47-year-old mother-of- two said: "It has taken me five years to make my dream of being published a reality.
"I am so proud to finally see my novel on the shelves and be able to support my favourite charities from the proceeds."
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A percentage of the book sales will go to St Peter's Hospice, in Bristol, which cared for DC Osborne's colleague Sgt Andy Cuff, who died from cancer in 2011, as well as The Police Dependant's Trust.
Stephen Andrews, senior bookseller at Waterstones, said: "I have never seen such a well-attended book launch in my 25 years as a book seller in Bath."
She is hosting a luncheon at The Priory Hotel, in Bath, on February 28 and tickets cost £35 for lunch and a talk.
To book tickets call 01225 331922.