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This fundraising page is dedicated to the memory of

James Spud Murphy

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Jim Murphy

Murphy's Law is a collection of amusing true stories, that capture the spirit of someone who was a genuine larger than life character.

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Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund

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James ‘Spud’ Murphy retired in 1993, having completed 26 years service with the Metropolitan Police and 8 years with the Department of Trade & Industry within the Radio Investigation Service. His approach to life was often unique, usually humourous and always ‘Spud’. This story collection keeps his memory alive by recalling some wonderful moments and memories.

The book provides an enlightening insight into 1960’s & 70’s more liberal policing and some amusing family adventures / misadventures I can recall. For anyone interested in popular music and radio, there is a fascinating story covering Radio Caroline (The Ross Revenge).

Murphy’s Law is a fun and amusing read and provides a journey through an era and culture that no longer exists.

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Donations for Murphy's Law Book

Murphy's Law is a book I have written and published with all profits going to charity. For anyone who downloads / purchases, there is also an option to make a discretionary donation to the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans fund. A charity Dad would have appreciated and approved.


Event date

11-November-2016 00:00  - 
11-November-2019 00:00

Event type

Murphy's Law - Book - True Stories

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Book Royalties July to Dec 18 Totals book sales to date: 44 Ebooks 55 Paperbacks
Donation by Jim Murphy
on 11-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
A belated contribution. Looking forward to reading it!
Donation by David
on 11-12-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-12-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Royalties - May June & July
Donation by Jim Murphy
on 06-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jim Murphy
on 04-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Book royalties for Jan & Feb.
Donation by Jim Murphy
on 15-03-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Many chairs perished in the creation of these stories.
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-01-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-01-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Glenn Tilney
on 08-01-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Dave & Jackie Walker
on 07-12-2016
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £427.19
Offline Donations: £25.00
Total Raised: £452.19
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £533.44

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