About the Book
Afghanistan. A Rifle section is halfway through their six-month tour of duty in Helmand Province. Sixteen men from their Battalion have already been killed. Forty-seven others have been wounded and flown back home.
The last three months have been tough and it shows. Their kit is in a bad way. They are in a bad way. Young men with tans, scruffy beards, peeling noses and lips burnt raw by the Afghan sun. Despite the hardships they are enjoying their time out here learning how to fight the Taleban. The lads are on their way to becoming the best soldiers in the Army.
Last Night Another Soldier... is the story of four of the young men in this Rifle section, partly told from the point of view of eighteen-year-old squaddie, David 'Briggsy' Briggs
What Andy McNab thinks about World Book Night
"Books changed my life and if World Book Night puts books into the hands of people who otherwise might not discover them then it is achieving something incredibly important."
What we think
“Last Night Another Soldier... is a World Book Night first, a Quick Read, specially written to be quick and easy to read for all levels. Andy McNab is a master of his craft and this is an incredibly gripping story about life on the frontline in Afghanistan and what happens to four young soldiers...”
Also by Andy McNab
Non-fiction: Bravo Two Zero (1993, Immediate Action (1995)
Quick Reads: The Grey Man (2006), Today Everything Changes (2013)
As a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years – on five continents. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, ‘will remain in regimental history for ever’. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS.
Since then Andy McNab has become one of the world’s bestselling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as three nonfiction bestsellers, he is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers, several stand alone novels and a series of Young Adult titles. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK, works in the film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training actors to behave like soldiers. Andy supports a range of military and literacy charities and is currently Ambassador for The Reading Agency's Six Book Challange scheme for less confident adult readers.
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