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Why Oh Why Couldn't You Have Burnt The Bloody Place Down?-bookcover

By: Mike Huss

Why Oh Why Couldn't You Have Burnt The Bloody Place Down?

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So after three and a half years you make it to Mons Officer Cadet School, including two years in a war, only to discover the terrorist who had tried to kill you with a grenade and who, you in return, had tried to shoot, ends up in the bed next to you! What do you do? Advice from the staff to check your bed for a grenade every night before you get into it doesn’t really help. Six months of brutality, tiredness, sleeplessness and absolute pressure follow with course attendees dropping like flies. A year at a boys’ regiment when he is persecuted for not burning down the Officers’ Club follows and his career ends at a tank depot where an insane ex-para has storemen and vehicle specialists pretending to be fit paras. And the final stress is to look after a full general who is a menace to wood and the main contributor to Elastoplast’s profit that year! Join our hero, Jack, in this the second of the trilogy and be ready for the third!

Mike was born in London and raised happily in Surbiton. He left the grammar school at 18 and joined the regular army straight from school. He volunteered to serve in Aden so as to join his fiancée who had been posted there. She gave him the ring back the night he arrived! He was then stuck in war zone for two years and the book is largely a summary of his time there as expressed in the person of his alter-ego hero, ‘Jack’. He met his wife, Janet, in Aden.

A varied career with a N. Ireland Training Board, a group training association, being Personnel Director and Tribunal Advocate resulted in writing the Dear Doctor employment law column in Sunday Times for 10 years. This is his first venture into fiction.

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  • Maxine Newsholme

    This is a book that once you start reading you just can't put down.
    Great writer this is his second book of a Trilogy a must-read.

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