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Harder Yet!

Andrew Brasher and George Smith

Teenagers, Ed and Harry had no idea what to expect when they joined the Tinkers Hill Force as Police Cadets, or what was in store for them when they left the comforts of home in the early seventies. They were catapulted into a cauldron of regimental discipline, all action exertion as well as the thrill of trying to outwit the ever watchful Inspector Broadhurst.


Sometimes as funny as Police Academy yet equally as serious as the sides that police have to face but the rest of us rather wouldn't. For this is a true-life story of how blanks are struck into coppers.


Hugely informative, Harder Yet! encapsulates life from a bygone era with a wealth of nostalgic, frank and always fascinating insights into the life of a police cadet which would ultimately prepare Ed and Harry for the rigours of their police careers ahead.

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Andrew was born and grew up in Cambridge, until he left school to join Hertfordshire Constabulary in 1972. Some years later he transferred to Suffolk and after 20 years' service, was retired early upon medical grounds! He then retrained and qualified as a Costs Lawyer now running his own business. He is married with one daughter.


Born in Norwich, George grew up in the Suffolk seaside town of Southwold. He moved to Hertfordshire in search of fame and fortune and was privileged to have served the people of the county for over 30 years as a Police Officer. He is married with children and currently works in local government.