Lover, commando, spy - the making of Paddy Ashdown

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by Taz_786, Apr 14, 2009.

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  1. Paddy Pantsdown is releasing his warts-and-all memoir on April 28.

    Brief excerpt here.

    Sounds like a very interesting read however this bit caught my attention:-

    Now i've heard this particular anecdote before somewhere, albeit a slightly different variant where the bootie jumps on to the table and sticks his boot in the Guards officer's bowl of cornflakes after having his request to pass the milk snubbed.

    Was Paddy really the first to witness it though?

    Hope he's not telling porkies! :D
     
  2. I thought he had already released a book a few years ago
     
  3. Now i've heard this particular anecdote before somewhere, albeit a slightly different variant where the bootie jumps on to the table and sticks his boot in the Guards officer's bowl of cornflakes after having his request to pass the milk snubbed.

    Was Paddy really the first to witness it though?

    Hope he's not telling porkies! :D[/quote]

    IIRC the version with the boots in the cornflakes was used by Don MacNaughton in his sequal to 'They Stood In The Door' called 'They Stayed A Soldier' but he might have got the story from Lord Paddy and changed it for security reasons being to do with the SBS and all :D