New Warts & All Book from Ex-Forces Soldier

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  1. Hi all at ARRSE
    My name is Tom Mcgreevy, and I am ex-British Forces(Army) of 14 years.
    I retired early due to Prostate Cancer, and have now returned to my passion for writing ( Modern Military Poetry, Warts & All , and I tell it like it was/is ! ). My latest book is available from:
    In 84 page paperback for £5-99p + Postage, or ebook download for only £2-99p ( No waiting & no postage cost )
    or visit my websites for more details on me and my books:
    or my main website:
    My latest book is called:
    Amongst other, this book contains Poems from The Falklands, Belize Jungle, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.
    best to you all, and if you pop into my sites, do say hello on my own Nabble forums.
    Tom Mcgreevy ( Berkshire, England, UK )
  2. Might I suggest a title?

    Walts and all. :wink:
  3. Good for you Tom.
    I only ever with dabbled with military poetry just the once,and that would of been stuck in cut off in a ditch in South Armagh many years ago (how very proffesional). Suffice to say,my poems were pish.
  4. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I may stick it on my reading list. Good luck with your illness.
  5. Thanks for Title Suggestion ' Original Snowy '
    I'm forever in your Det !
    This book ' Poems for Paula ' I wrote and published last June 2008 ( I wrote this for my lovely wife Paula, when I thought I wasn't going to make it through my Cancer... Paula had already lost her previous husband to Cancer, and I wanted something to leave behind for her ! )
    A lot of Military stuff is in this book.
    Available as 94 page paperback, or ebook download, from:
  6. TM & (C) OriginalSnowy 2009 :p
  7. Hi fellow ARRSE's..... ( Sorry... I'm a little behind 2day ! )
    Have a look on one of my website for more info:
    ( Have speakers turned on to auto hear ' Harvey Andrews ' singing
    ' Soldier )( ' Brill ! )
    Tom Mcgreevy
    ( May the Forces be with you ! )
    I am also Head Moderator for ' FORCES POETRY ', a brill site to visit !
  8. Warts and all.. because all the other novels kept away from the realism.... *snore* *snore*
  9. [​IMG]

    Not another Novel !
    Modern Military Poetry !
    ( Ex Royal Corp of Signals ) April 1972-June 1984.
  10. 1972 to 1984? so whay have you got a pic of a young bloke in modern dessert kit on the front cover? Trying to cash in on the current ops or what?
  11. Sorry Mate... not trying to cash in on Modern Military. My poems reflect Past conflicts ( of Modern times as oppossed to The Great Wars !
    The chap on the cover is a good friend of mine ( Alex Roissetter age 22 ) who has just served a tour in Iraq. And allowed me to use his Photo !
    I also sometimes write from ' Other peoples shoes ', and do have poems in the book about the current conflicts in Iraq and ' The Stan ' ( from tales related to me by my serving soldier friends.

    I thought putting an old pic of me on the cover, from ' The Troubles ' in Northern Ireland or Belize, The Falklands, or Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, would make it out of touch with the youth of today, most of whom wouldn't be old enough to remember those conflicts.
    I assure you, I'm not trying to ' Cash-in ', just trying to get a bit of history down in another form.
    I actually work ( unpaid ) for a very worthwhile ' Non-Profit ' Organisation which was set up by ex-Forces like myself, to help other ex-Forces come to terms with their PTSD, through expressing themselves with poetry. And helping them to overcome their Demons.
    ( I am Head Moderator for: )
    FLOW FOR ALL ( Forces Literary Organisation Worldwide for all )
    ( That Grand old Lady of WW11 ( The Forces Sweetheart ) Dame Vera Lynn DBE, is our Patron )
    We published our own book for Forces Charities last November 2008, and have another 2 books coming out this November 2009:
    ' Voices of The Poppies ' ( Silverwood Books )
    Hope this all clears up a few of your doubts, and feel free to pop into Forces Poetry sometime to see what we have to offer.
    Best Regards & Respect
    Tom Mcgreevy ( Berkshie, England )
  12. Tom, hope the book etc does well for you. I hate being Mr Picky from Pickisville but you need to sort the sums out.

    Quick edit to say that I had a quick look at one of the sites you moderate. Like this one:

    Classy that one is.
  13. Awesome! One to sing to the kids :twisted:
  14. Sory Storeman !
    I should've said 12 years and 3 month ( I did 84 days in Colchester, hence the extra service added,... )
    .... Followed by one and a half years with the T.A.
    ( About 14 years give or take a month ! )
    Well Spotted ! :oops:
  15. To Stormin Norman & Original Snowy !
    I take it you like silly Poems:

    Try this one I wrote about ' Belize ' ( From my book ' Poems for Paula ' )


    A snake crawled in my sleeping bag,
    I felt it on my leg.
    I knew it was a female snake,
    It said its name was “ Peg “

    I held it in my hand,
    Its weight was next to ‘nowt.
    I didn’t want it in here,
    So then I threw it out.

    But then I felt quite guilty,
    The snake could do no harm.
    In fact it felt quite cosy,
    So slippery and warm.

    The snake came back and slipped inside,
    As I yanked up the zipper,
    I cut the poor beast in half,
    I felt like “ Jack The Ripper “

    Now I’ve got two snakes in my bag,
    A tail and one long head.
    All three of us together,
    To share my shrinking bed.

    Now they’re moving up and down,
    I hope they haven’t mated,
    I suddenly got hungry,
    So then I ate it !