Unlikely Soldiers Book 1: (Civvy to Squaddie)

By Deb McEwan

Historical fiction, Action & adventure, Young adult | Paperback, eBook


Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite - 5 stars! "A fascinating and enthralling look at Great Britain in the 1970s as experienced through the eyes of Guy, a North Yorkshire teen, and Mouse, a Welsh girl. I had a marvelous time reading Unlikely Soldiers and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It's most highly recommended." Book Viral Review: "...McEwan delivers a narrative that is authentic in its setting, capturing both the temperament and tempo of life as a British squaddie... Unlikely Soldiers is certainly deserving of a place on your bookshelf." TWO TEENAGERS. NINETEEN SEVENTIES BRITAIN. THE ARMY. In a small Welsh village, naïve Michelle Warbutton is devastated by a shocking family secret. Forced to rethink her future, she longs to see the world. In Yorkshire and already world-weary, Guy Halfpenny is desperate to escape his miserable life. Both have limited choices. Their paths aren’t destined to cross until they join the British Army - where sexism is rife, homosexuality illegal, and political correctness a future ideal. Discover how lives are shaped, friendships forged and loves won and lost in this gripping adventure of humour, passion, and tragedy.


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Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite - 5 stars! "A fascinating and enthralling look at Great Britain in the 1970s as experienced through the eyes of Guy, a North Yorkshire teen, and Mouse, a Welsh girl. I had a marvelous time reading Unlikely Soldiers and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It's most highly recommended." Book Viral Review: "...McEwan delivers a narrative that is authentic in its setting, capturing both the temperament and tempo of life as a British squaddie... Unlikely Soldiers is certainly deserving of a place on your bookshelf." TWO TEENAGERS. NINETEEN SEVENTIES BRITAIN. THE ARMY. In a small Welsh village, naïve Michelle Warbutton is devastated by a shocking family secret. Forced to rethink her future, she longs to see the world. In Yor...


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Following a career of over thirty years in the British Army, Deb and her husband moved to Cyprus to become weather refugees. She’s written childrens’ books about Jason the penguin and Barry the reindeer and adult books about aliens, the afterlife and most recently, soldiers. The first book in the current series 'Unlikely Soldiers' is set in nineteen seventies Britain. The second covers the early eighties and includes the Falklands War, service in Northern Ireland and (the former) West Germany. 'Friends and Revenge' is the third in the series, and takes a sinister turn of events. Deb spends her time writing, avoiding housework and playing tour guide. She occasionally blogs from Donut the dog's point of view and tries (and mostly fails) to keep the pounds off. For more information visit www.debmcewansbooksandblogs.com


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Following a career of over thirty years in the British Army, Deb and her husband moved to Cyprus to become weather refugees. She’s written childrens’ books about Jason the penguin and Barry the reindeer and adult books about aliens, the afterlife and most recently, soldiers. The first book in the current series 'Unlikely Soldiers' is set in nineteen seventies Britain. The second covers the ear...


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