By Eddy Nugent
It's 1985, The Smiths are within the charts and Maggie Thatcher is in No10. Eddy Nugent's in Manchester, he's sixteen and he's slowly going out of his brain with boredom. So what does he do? He joins the British military.
Overnight, he leaves the relative sanity of civvie highway and falls headlong into the lunatic parallel universe of easy education: a lifetime of press ups, boot polish and drill.
Gradually, he unearths his toes and settles all the way down to lifestyles as a soldier. There's nonetheless lots of press ups, boot polish and drill to occupy him, yet he reveals time for beer, women and different undesirable behaviour.
Andy McNab he isn't.
Picking Up The Brass is a hilarious, riotous and FHM-approved examine lifestyles as a tender recruit.
'Eddy Nugent' is the nom de plume of 2 infantrymen, Ian Deacon and Charlie Bell. heavily in keeping with their very own reviews, it's a must-read for a person who has served, a person who's making plans to affix up or an individual who's ever concept, 'Surely no longer each soldier within the military is expert to kill individuals with a toothpick?'
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