Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite - 5 stars!
“A fascinating and enthralling look at Great Britain in the 1970s as experienced through the eyes of Guy, a North Yorkshire teen, and Mouse, a Welsh girl. I had a marvelous time reading Unlikely Soldiers and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It's most highly recommended."
Book Viral Review
"...McEwan delivers a narrative that is authentic in its setting, capturing both the temperament and tempo of life as a British squaddie... Unlikely Soldiers is certainly deserving of a place on your bookshelf. "
Goodreads and Amazon Reviewer
"Witty at times, unexpected and heavy on the heart at others, Unlikely Soldiers is as close to the truth as it gets!!! … TWO THUMBS UP HIGH IN THE AIR WITH BLAZING LIGHTERS ON!!!!!!"
TWO TEENAGERS. NINETEEN SEVENTIES BRITAIN. THE ARMY.
In a small Welsh village, naïve Michelle Warbutton is devastated by a shocking family secret. Forced to rethink her future, she longs to see the world.
In Yorkshire and already world-weary, Guy Halfpenny is desperate to escape his miserable life.
Both have limited choices.
Their paths aren’t destined to cross until they join the British Army - where sexism is rife, homosexuality illegal, and political correctness a future ideal.
Discover how lives are shaped, friendships forged and loves won and lost in this gripping adventure of humour, passion, and tragedy.