Picking Up the Brass

by Eddy Nugent | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1906308039 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Kera of Brixham, Devon United Kingdom on 12/12/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by Kera from Brixham, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, December 12, 2011
It's 1985, The Smiths are in the charts and Maggie Thatcher is in No10. Eddy Nugent's in Manchester, he's 16 and he's slowly going out of his mind with boredom. So what does he do? He joins the British Army.

Overnight, he leaves the relative sanity of civvie street and falls headlong into the lunatic parallel universe of basic training: a life of press ups, boot polish and drill.

Gradually, he finds his feet and settles down to life as a soldier. There's still plenty of press ups, boot polish and drill to occupy him, but he finds time for beer, girls and other bad behaviour.

Andy McNab he isn't.

Picking Up The Brass is a hilarious, riotous and FHM-approved look at life as a young recruit.

'Eddy Nugent' is the nom de plume of two soldiers, Ian Deacon and Charlie Bell. Closely based on their own experiences, it's a must-read for anyone who has served, anyone who is planning to join up or anyone who's ever thought, 'Surely not every soldier in the Army is trained to kill people with a toothpick?'

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