Friday 15th January
Speaking in Centenary Hall from 1.30pm on: Soldiering in the Modern British Army
Patrick Hennessey, an old boy of the school (we have the photos to prove it) will be introducing his book to the sixth form on Friday 15th January in Centenary Hall,Kings Campus at 1.30pm. All staff are very welcome to come along.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase at £16.99 thanks to Chorleywood bookshop who have kindly agreed to run a book stall during the event.
The book stall will be set up in the foyer of Centenary Hall and will be open from 12.30 – 3pm
His novel focuses on the life of a modern day soldier ( work and play) and how the establishment of a Reading Group whilst being stationed in the Southern Iraqui desert ( of all places) arose.
The book is certainly not for the faint hearted but you would certainly be mistaken in thinking that the readership is specifically for forces or force enthusiasts, in fact the reverse , Patrick has written the book for all readers. As a novice to the forces there is a very useful glossary of military terms interspersed with photos and maps of where his team were deployed. Content although naturally focussed on the operations is still levels above stilted military and testerone fuelled trigger happy warfare and presents a true ( gritty and lucid) picture of the 21st Century army. Throughout his writing the readers are drawn into the heart of the writing feeling the bond, dependency and the spirit that develops within the unit along with the punch of raw emotion when a colleague/friend is wounded with the aside of guilty relief because it wasn’t you this time round.