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Mike : September 30, 2014 7:38 pm : Mikes Blog

On the book front

Mike Pannett 2014 Smiling


I’m delighted to announce the publication of my childhood memoirs “A LIKELY TALE LAD”, released by my new publisher Dalesman Books

It will be released on the 1st of October 2014, initially as a hardback, just in time for Christmas !!  You can order your copy at a special reduced price from Amazon by clicking the image above or this link >>

As a young lad, growing up in the North Yorkshire countryside in the late 1960s and early ‘70s was a dream come true. The sun always seemed to be shining, and the summer holidays lasted forever. They really were the good old days. Given a bottle of pop and a jam sandwich, a lad could wander as far as his bike would take him, and the countryside was one big adventure playground peopled by larger – than – life characters and endless opportunities for laughs and larks.

The book is a delightful compendium of memories that will appeal to anyone, especially those that grew up during those decades. It’s packed with funny anecdotes, illustrations and colour photographs. It will keep you entertained from start to end. It will also be available shortly as an eBook.

I’ll be doing a number of signing events to mark the release. Have a look at “book signing events” on this site, and try and pop along to say hello. I will be adding further events a a few weeks. Do follow me on Twitter @mikepannett and or Facebook for further details.

Again, Yorkshire Tea and Grand Central Railways are supporting my book and tour. So, do expect to be given a lovely box of tea wherever possible. The continued support from them is fantastic.

In other news

As well as continuing to write, I’ve teamed up with Raw Cut Television they produce dynamic, creative and compelling TV. I’m looking to bring innovative policing ideas to the table that will allow the public to have a real insight into how the police service and its staff operate. I’ve a number of interesting and exciting areas I want to showcase, and as and when these are produced and ready for TV I will keep let you all know.

For a number of months I’ve worked closely with the senior management team and directors from the charity “CrimeStoppersUK” who do a fantastic job passing information and intelligence received from the public to the police and other agencies. This helps to bring to justice those people that make other people’s life a misery. I hope an announcement will be made of my involvement shortly.

I continue to give live interviews for radio and TV almost on a daily basis on all things policing and home affairs issues. I can honestly say it’s a great honour to speak up for the brave men and women of our police service and all of team 999, to allow the public some balance and reality to what can often be challenging and difficult work and situations. Do please remember, they are all human after all.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be writing a number of features for magazines, giving a number of after dinner talks, and drinking lots of Yorkshire tea and the odd pint of Black sheep beer J Its all go. Thanks for everybody’s continued support. Mike

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My latest book "A Likely Tale Lad" available NOW at all good bookstores and online from To order your copy, just click the pic below !!