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My Name Is Hardly: Book Two of the My Temporary Life Trilogy: Volume 2 Paperback – 14 Dec 2012

4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (14 Dec. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481098861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481098861
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,893,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
"The writing is once again pitch perfect and the characterisation is superb, so good the characters practically leap off the pages. Hardly's story is dark and complex, but at all times truly human and believable. I highly recommend this page-turner, an excellent sequel, can't wait for the third book!"

Another Excellent Read by Martin Crosbie.
"His use of words is incredible. He is an excellent wordsmith with believable and likable characters. He is an author that will be remembered for excelling at his craft."

From the Author

Thanks for taking the time to read about MY NAME IS HARDLY. Hardly was a character from my first novel, the first book in the MY TEMPORARY LIFE Trilogy. My original intention was to continue the story of Malcolm and Heather, the main characters from the first book, but readers wanted to know more about Hardly. I received countless emails, instant messages on Facebook, and even Tweets asking me about Hardly. On more than one occassion I was told "there has to be more to say about this guy".
So, I wrote about Hardly. And, in hindsight, I'm very happy that I did.

This is the story of Hardly's life after he left the care of his surrogate father, Alex, and entered the army. It details his experiences in Northern Ireland during the time of the troubles. Hardly became a loft-sitter. There's very little documentation in terms of information on the soldiers who were given these assignments. Their mission was to sit in lofts above the homes of ordinary Irish citizens and eavesdrop on conversations below, and monitor the neighbourhood. Quite often they didn't know whose home they were sitting above and often ended up just a few feet away from the IRA soldiers they were fighting against. In later years the IRA claimed they knew the soldiers were there the whole time. The fact that so little has been said about this practice and almost nothing has been reported on it fascinated me. I hope you enjoy Hardly's story.

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