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By Michael Patrick Clark

A heart-warming coming-of-age story, Flying with Cuckoos is Michael Patrick Clark's hilarious autobiography; plotting his adolescence from orphan baby in unsatisfied followed domestic to club of 1 of the main ill-disciplined and disreputable devices within the British armed forces. 
As the tale unfolds we stick to his unsteady growth; from one-sided battles with institution bullies in suburban England, to even-more one-sided battles with the S.A.S. in the various world's most deadly and unique locations, and from embarrassing skirmishes with teenage Lolitas to carnal disaster and extra subtle sexual predators. 
Set opposed to backgrounds as diversified as occupied Europe, the jungles of South-East Asia, the hedonistic way over swinging-sixties Bangkok and Singapore, and the desolate wasteland of the Northern Sahara desolate tract, Flying with Cuckoos is a touching tale of wish and fulfillment, and the notable magazine of a tender man's fight to outlive and overcome. 


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"This is a coming of age tale that many of us can empathize with" - Amazon Reviewer 

"It is an excellent tale of discovering your self, discovering your energy and discovering what lies beyond." - Amazon Reviewer 

"a compelling story of overcome adversity" - Amazon Reviewer 

"An very good booklet. pleasing, genuine, tragic and funny." - Amazon Reviewer 

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Unexpectedly I didn’t very like myself. there has been not anyone right here to indicate the finger of accountability at, and less excuses available, or none that didn’t sound hole and fantastic. by some means this pint-sized, sparkling, foot-stamping, psychotic Wee Beastie had pressured me to stand an easy and unpalatable truth of my younger and dead existence. someplace alongside the road, in addition to being unloved, in addition to being a failure, in addition to being a unhappiness, in addition to being universally disliked, I had develop into a coward. i think there are defining moments in everyone’s existence, and that was once mine. On that stroll again to camp i used to be extra ashamed than I had ever been prior to, or due to the fact that, and that second replaced my existence. Or, may still I say, that second, and aid from an unforeseen area, replaced my existence. I slightly spoke to an individual over the subsequent week. in the course of loose time I sat round, pretending to learn and hearing the radio. i used to be brooding about these unsatisfied and lonely schooldays; approximately Bobby Day and Punchy George and the gangs that had terrorised me. i presumed approximately my followed relatives, and the way I had continually blamed them for each weak spot and challenge. i presumed approximately my start mom and dad, and what kind of I hated them for forsaking me to the orphanage. i presumed approximately my loneliness, and why God had selected to make this international such an unfair position. typically, even though, i used to be wondering how ashamed of myself i used to be, and the way all these disparaging reviews approximately me have been totally real. It used to be Tuesday night, at the following week, while the Wee Beastie marched into the barrack room. the entire different apprentices have been within the tv room, or taking part in snooker, or within the cafeteria. i used to be by myself, and nonetheless feeling sorry for myself. “What are you doing, laddie? ” I positioned down the publication I were pretending to learn, climbed away from bed and stood to awareness. “Reading, Corporal. ” It appeared he have been holding greater than only a informal eye on me over the last week or so. “Wallowing in self-pity, much more likely. ” “Yes, Corporal. ” My expression informed him i assumed no such factor. “Tomorrow afternoon, o’clock, my workplace. ” “Yes, Corporal. ” He marched out of the room, leaving me to contemplate anything extra quick than self-pity. i'll listen him clicking his means down the hall and snapping orders at someone silly adequate to not have fled on the sound of his strategy. What he sought after I wasn’t definite, yet i used to be definite it will contain a few type of punishment meted out to you-know-who someplace alongside the road. the next afternoon, at accurately 1. fifty nine, I knocked on his place of work door and heard him demand me to go into. I stood neatly to awareness, hoping there wasn’t whatever he may possibly locate fault with; realizing that if he desired to locate whatever, he could. “What are you doing? ” “You requested to work out me, Corporal. ” “Isn’t it activities afternoon? ” “Yes, Corporal. ” “The pass and alter, and hurry up approximately it. ” “Corporal? ” “We’re going to the actual education hangar. i need you again the following in 3 mins. ” “Yes, Corporal. ” As I moved quickly off to alter into my health club package, not one of the strategies that got here and went in the course of these frantic 3 mins was once comforting.

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