A compelling war autobiography with remarkable humour and touches of satire reminiscent of one of Leslie Thomas’s best selling Virgin Soldiers.
For readers who enjoy war memoirs, this one has an advantage of being largely set in the Western Desert, a battlefront which, like the 8th Army itself, is lesser known territory.
It brings much action, many enjoyable and graphic anecdotes, and features lots of interesting characters.
It’s a book many might read non-stop, start to finish (as this reader did).
It also has quality to grip readers who might be more into travel and culture, which obviously widens its appeal.
The detached and uncomplicated writing style sweeps the reader along.
Client Jeremy Middleton
Skills Design, Publishing, Editorial
Date March 2018