a must read book!

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rachelw

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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:27 pm

a must read book!

a laugh out loud book perfect for a prezzie to someone in the army or to read yourself!!!!
Picking up the brass and the map of africa by eddie nugent are written by 2 ex army soliders who were in the army in the 80's.
i highly recommend these,i have read and re read and am still laughing all the way through :)
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rachelw

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Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:14 am

Post Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:33 pm

Re: a must read book!

by pen farthing - 'one dog at a time' and 'no place like home'

one dog at a time - In a remote outpost of Now Zad, in Helmand Province, Pen Farthing and his troup of young Royal Marines survive frequent engagements with the Taliban and forge links with the local community. Pen's tour of duty will change his life forever, but for entirely unexpected reasons ...Appalled by the horrors of a local dog fight, he intervenes to free the victims. One of these dogs finds his way into the Marine compound - and into Pen's heart. Soon other strays are being drawn to the santuary provided by Pen's makeshift pound, including one young mum who crawls under the compound fence carrying her newborn pups to safety. But as his tour of duty draws to an end, Pen cannot leave the dogs of Now Zad to their own fates. he begins hatching plans to help them escape to a better life. This is Pen's gripping account of his time in Now Zad, the friends he made there and the remarkable journey they - and he - undertook. Above all, it is the story of one man's courage and humanity and his fight to make a difference in the most hostile and dangerous environment - one dog at a time.

No place like home - When Pen Farthing brought two dogs home from his tour of Afghanistan, little did he know what he had begun. Twelve months later, he has left the Marines, after 20 years service, to run his charity full time. But he barely has a chance to miss life in action, as he is inundated with requests from marines and soldiers to give more rescued dogs the chance of a new life in the West. Whether it’s little Helmand, Fubar or Beardog – or the unruly litter known as the Char Badmashis or Four Hooligans – Pen does his upmost to give these dogs the chance they deserve. It is a frustrating and sometimes dangerous process, and while some dogs make it out to safety, others, tragically, do not. But a look out the window to see his own Afghan hounds, Now Zad and Tali, with bright eyes and glossy coats tells him it’s all worthwhile. Like his Sunday Times bestseller One Dog at a Time, No Place Like Home is the story of one man’s courage and persistence in the face of often insurmountable odds. It will warm – and break – the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

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