spike7451 said:The best book by far I have read about the forces is by Don McNaughton.Called "They Stood in the Door" about,from what I gather'the authors time in the 16th Independant Parachute Brigade in the 60's & the follow up,"They Stayed a Soldier" about his time in N.I the 70's.
I was in contact with a lad from here who knows that author in Collie who said he never got around to writing it.Eye_Of_Newt said:spike7451 said:The best book by far I have read about the forces is by Don McNaughton.Called "They Stood in the Door" about,from what I gather'the authors time in the 16th Independant Parachute Brigade in the 60's & the follow up,"They Stayed a Soldier" about his time in N.I the 70's.
In the inside back cover of "They stayed a soldier" is an advert for a third book. Can't think of the name but it was to have dealt with soldiers who had left the paras and worked for private companies in Africa or South America? Anyone know if it was ever published? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Trick400, I guess, as the author, it'll be best if I answer this for you.trick400 said:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Always-Marine-Return-Civvy-Street/dp/184596005X/ref=pd_sim_b_1/026-5750506-6117202
Anyone read this? Any good?
StevenPreece said:Also: Yes, the cover of my second book is a US Marine. The reason for this is down to tight publisher budgets. The other two choices of cover didn't resemble the story. However, this picture resembles a soldier leaving the armed forces with his kit bag for the last time. The story starts exactly where my first book finishes so personally I feel it was the best fit from the choices I had.
StevenPreece said:You'd be surprised. Anyway, at the time, it seemed like the best choice. Lets be honest, in life we make choices all the time, some good and some bad. Next time I'll persist a little more.
convoy_cock said:The difference being that we didn't have a budget at all, as we published it ourselves.
The bloke on the front of our book is one of the Riggers mate's who we got to dress in 80's PT kit. It might be drab, but I like it. That's a fcuking good star jump he's knocking out and far better than any I managed. As it says in the book, when I did 'em, I always just looked like John Inman feigning surprise.
Surely the content is more important than the cover, particularly in a book that is purely sold online?