Article: Picking Up the Brass/Map of Africa by Eddy Nugent

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  1. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  2. Just got the first one on kindle and not put it down all evening.
  3. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Both are outstanding books, but i personally prefer the Map of Africa.
  4. Enjoyed picking up brass immensely. If I had any criticism at all it would be that it dwelled slightly too long on the very early days of basic training.

    P.S Just bought map of Africa for Kindle. A bargain at £3.44
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  5. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Let me know how you get on with it Biggles.
  6. An aside, Blackrat, but your Amazon link drew my attention to this one:


    <<The Official ARRSE Guide to the British Army [Hardcover]
    Major Des Astor (Author) RRP: £12.99
    Price: £9.09 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery. See details and conditions
    You Save: £3.90 (30%)
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    This title has not yet been released.

    You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives.
    Dispatched from and sold by Gift-wrap available.>>

    Mmmmm - No mention of it (that I could find) at ARRSE and the author's name set the alarm bell ringing.

    Ccould this be a Wah and has Amazon thus been had??
  7. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Now that would be a classic if it were the case!
  8. Very much enjoyed both books, and had a good chat about it with a workmate who served in Belize. Not suprisingly he was able to add a tale or two about the various brothels and drinking establishments. I believe that there is a third book in the pipeline dealing with Eddies trasition from service back to civvy life. Not sure how long it will be before this comes out but I'm looking forward to it.

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