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The Defence Diaries of W.Morgan Petty Paperback – 27 Jun 1985


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (27 Jun 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140074295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140074291
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 447,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Publisher: Penguin
Date of Publication: 1985
Binding: paperback
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Condition: Good
Description: 0140074295

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A witty, sly dig at "Nuclear Free Zone" campaigners. Many laugh out loud moments. As fresh now as in 1983!
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Just come across this book again having read it in the 80's. It is still just as funny as I remembered and I have been suggesting my friends buy it as it is a great read and will have you laughing out loud! Love it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bill Matheson on 23 Oct 2003
Format: Paperback
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read !
For anybody who appreciates the humour of "Private Eye" magazine, then this is an absolute must. The diary entries from an English householder from 1984, describing his steps to ensure that number 3 Cherry Drive becomes a true nuclear-free zone are just hysterically funny.
His agonies over whether to adapt an F-111 plane to spray his vegetable patch, or how to supply clean sheet to any captured Red Army soldiers will have you guffawing.
A typical extract:
"... I suspect the ground between the raspberries and the strawberries to be wide open to an attack to fast-moving armour."
Complete with genuine-looking letter responses from the Ministry of Defence, the Parachute Regiment, the House of Commons and Buckingham Palace (amongst others), this is just plain brilliant!! Buy this book !
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By bob carson on 13 Aug 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
many thank you for such speedy response, fantastic hilarious
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