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Ginger, You're Barmy
Ginger You're Barmy
Author: David Lodge
ISBN-13: 9780140066401
ISBN-10: 0140066403
Publication Date: 2/23/1984
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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When it isn't prison, it's hell.

Or that's the heartfel belief of conscripts Jonathan Browne and Mike 'Ginger' Brady. For this is the British Army in the days of National Service, a grimy deposit of post-war cynicism. It consists of one endless, shambling round of kit layout, square-bashing, shepherd's pie 'made from real shepherds', P.T. and drill relived by the occasional lecture of firearms or V.D. The reckless, impulsive Mike and the more pragmatic Jonathan adopt radically different attitudes to this two-year confiscation of their freedom... and the consequences are dramatic.