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Titel: An Officer and a Gentlewoman The Making of a...
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine
Auflage: First Edition.
Fine/Nr Fine 1st impression 1st edition 2012 Constable hardback, unclipped DJ with photo sections. Light edge-rub to DJ only, else Fine and bright. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781780330044. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 036937. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 036937
Inhaltsangabe: When Heloise Goodley ditched her City job and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle, she couldn't march; she couldn't make her bed; she couldn't even shine her shoes. An Officer and a Gentlewoman charts Goodley's absorbing journey through Sandhurst and on to Afghanistan and gives an insight into the array of bizarre military behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden institution. With wit and sensitivity Goodley details her experiences as a cadet and the painful transition from civilian to soldier. Moreover, she rejects lazy preconceptions and sheds new light on what has hitherto been a bastion of maleness - the British Army.
Rezension: '...this often hilarious, sometimes touching, always riveting personal account'. --Bel Mooney, Daily Mail
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