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Married to Albert: A Turbulent Tale of Marriage, Mayhem, and the Military Paperback – 1 Sep 2006

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Boltneck Publications Ltd; New edition edition (1 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095463991X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954639914
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 806,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My story is an angst ridden comedy that will have you on the edge of your seat shouting out advice and abuse to the heroine. It consumes your will to ‘read at leisure’ and demands you find out what happens next.
Marry a pilot and see the world – oh, if only…
Every woman expects the adoration pledged to them at the altar but like having a baby (birth is the easy part, it’s what comes afterwards that nobody warns you about), marriage is just the beginning.
Through Kate, the main character, I outline a dawning realisation that romantic military marriages simply cannot exist in reality. (If anyone does have a knight in shining armour then hold onto him, because my bet is he’s an alien integrating with enthusiasm.)
You as a reader are thrown right into the thick of it, experiencing irony, heartache and love. War and loneliness become Kate’s familiar companions, along with the temptation of returning to a normal life.
Writing this book sometimes got too close for comfort but at others, was purely cathartic.
Scroll down to ‘see more reviews’ and taste a sample for yourself - lots of dashing men in uniform… --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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...He holds open the car door as I get in and I can’t help feeling ladylike when he closes it behind me. During the drive we discuss our jobs and I tell him about the agency, Siobhan, my family and ambitions. He tells me about all the little buttons he gets to push on his sweeper machine. When we arrive at the base, Guy parks the car in order to clear my details with the entry gate official. Once sorted, Guy returns to the car showing the official his own identity card. My suspicions are confirmed when he salutes Guy and says, "Thank you Sir."
"I thought so," I say amused, "You’re no runway sweeper are you?"
"Apparently not, my dear Moneypenny," Guy says in a James Bond accent and goes on to tell me rather pompously that he’s a Commissioned Officer in Her Majesty’s Royal Air Force (flying her planes because he can’t afford one of his own).
Guy’s room is No.74, a twelve-foot square box packed to the rafters with Air Force paraphernalia, bed, desk, armchair and a small sink (he tells me there are two types of Officer, those that pee in the sink and those that don’t).
"And, I hope you’re the latter," I comment.
Most of the doors along his corridor have some sort of aviation cartoon emblazoned across them revealing an aspect of the character in residence. Guy’s just has a business card that reads ‘aeroplane driver/car re-designer.’ (Apparently he’s been through a few cars.) Inside, ordnance survey maps of the local area act as makeshift wallpaper.
Someone puts a sign on my back exclaiming ‘Nurse - Shag Me’ just before I walk into the Officer’s Mess and I receive a round of applause from the boys at the bar. Unfortunately I don’t go down so well with the seventeen student nurses bussed in from York District Hospital.
In the Ladies Powder Room I defend my costume to two furious nurses, "Don’t you get it? It's meant to be bad taste...that's the whole point - if you don't like it go home."
One bloke is dressed as the boss’s dog which got run over earlier today. He’s wearing a sheepskin coat inside out with tyre tracks across his chest and ‘Rex’ written on his forehead (now that really is bad taste!).
The DJ’s wearing a pink latex body stocking and plays fantastic dance tracks giving everyone itchy feet for a boogie. He fits in perfectly with the theme, yet bears a solemn expression adjusted only to swallow beer (Guy informs me ‘NODI’ always does Mess discos and wears pink latex regularly).
We dance most of the night away but each time I’m asked exactly who my escort is, Guy’s nowhere to be seen (so I just point at the nearest bloke). He reappears after the third time this happens to tell me I’ve killed that particular chap’s career.
"How on earth have I managed that?"
"The Boss’s wife is not impressed with your outfit because she trained as a nurse at York District Hospital. Apparently she wants your blood but will settle for nagging her husband to end your boyfriend’s career instead," he grins before adding cheekily, "I, however, think you’re fantastic."
Around midnight I jump onto the minibus returning a few of the uglier nurses back to their accommodation and beg a lift into town before telling Guy what a great time I’ve had. He stops me mid sentence by kissing me and promises to see me again soon, if I agree (agree! I almost faint). Men like him just don’t exist but I play calm and confident saying "Okay, that would be great. But don’t leave it too long though or I might get snapped up by some sweet talking rugby player." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "mitch69" on 7 Nov. 2005
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Not the biggest reader in the world, and normally a sci-fi or horror reader! This book was recommended to me and I grudgingly started to read it. Within the first few pages I was hooked and it just got better and better. Funny, Witty & a little sad all rolled into one. It's like a good tasting italian dish you just can't stop eating!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Claire Davison on 16 Aug. 2004
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I am not the normal book worm.. books have to entertain me and I usually abandon them after the first paragraph if they have not kept my attention.
This book not only grabbed my attention, but made me laugh OUT LOUD in the most obscure places...I simply could not put it down. In fact I was often late for many buses because of this book ! and my work colleagues quickly got used to seeing less of me at lunch, but appreciated my cackles of laughter and the tears that followed.
Poor book has been read by so many of my friends I had to insist they buy their own - I want to treasure mine...it has the great ability to make me crease up with laughter no matter how many times I go back and read it. Can't believe its her first book.
I think the reason I love the book so much is that I empathised with many parts of the character, and her life, I imagine that many people could. Loved the way she looked on life, how she made the best of it and was able to laugh at herself. I guarantee that anyone and everyone would thoroughly enjoy this book........I very much doubt many people would have any bad views on it.
Roll on book no 2......and 3 .........and 4 !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gary m on 19 Aug. 2007
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Having met Annie at the Borders store in Milton Keynes (be suprised if she remembers me-the till wouldn`t accept the barcode on her book if that rings a bell annie)I promised her that I would read the book & write a review-so as promised...(after all I am a man of my word/a promise is a promise to the lady)
The book was extremely well written and kept me very amused throughout,I wasn`t dissapointed in any way-if this is her standard then I don`t care if her futur books are aimed at women `cos i`m going to read them!!!
100% entertainment from a book that I wasn`t expecting much from,be like me and give it a chance...be suprised if your dissapointed.
Many thanks for the "shove" annie
All the best with your futur work...
Regards
Gary
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Sept. 2005
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This book was recommended to me by a friend and I am now passing on that recommendation. Annie Waller captures married life with all the ups and downs perfectly. You will laugh out loud and cry along with Kate as she experinces life married to Guy and his career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. T. L. Stockton on 23 Dec. 2007
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Having a partner in the RAF this book was something I hoped I could relate to. After the first chapter I had laughed, cried and completely forgotten any other form of entertainent existed!
I could not put this book down and found myself desperate for free time to carry on reading it.
So brilliantly written and amongst the fiction the real life frustrations shared by so many widowed on a regular basis by 'ALBERT'
This book is a definate must and I will treasure my copy. It's one to recommend to any girl who needs a good pick me up and the age old medicine of laughter. Many thanks Annie and role on the sequel!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne Earls on 22 Jun. 2007
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This book is one that is difficult, if not impossible, to put down. It holds you from start to finish, and in places has you laughing outright.

It is even more enjoyable, if like me, you have had experience of the military life. I loved the part where she and her friends wanted to visit the gym!! I could just picture that happening remembering my own experiences from the past.

I can't wait for her next book to be published. A super book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vix on 7 Nov. 2006
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This is such a good book, i've been dating a bloke who's based at Lyneham for the past 3 years and i can completely relate to the confusion Kate (the leading character) suffers.

The book is so well written, its fast moving and had me laughing one minute and crying the next. Anyone in a relationship can relate, even if their blokes not in the forces.

Definitely worth a look!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jane on 2 Jun. 2007
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i couldn't put it down - and had to read it in the bath, on the toilet, all through the night, laughed my socks off - well worth getting, just to cheer yourself up
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