http://sydneycarr.wix.com/the-fourth-lad The Fourth Lad is the story of my first 20 years and is very much my personal recollections, for anyone who has enjoyed my memoirs, I have also written two novels 'Heroes?' and 'Instinctive Heroes' both set in 1958 Ashington. They are available on Amazon as Ebooks or paperbacks, hopefully, there will be more of the 'Heroes' series to follow.
Born in 1945, I spent the austere post war years living in a tough but friendly street in a tough Geordie Mining Town. One of eleven children, three of whom died before age two, my early years were made more difficult by an uncaring self-obsessed mother and chauvinistic father but learning to survive Mam's mean and underhand ways probably helped define my character.
After spending a couple of eventful years working in the local colliery, I escaped the colliery, home and Mam by following my three older brothers into the army. Unfortunately my first two years in Khaki were less than successful. However everything changed for the better when I met my wife. With her love and support, I rose swiftly through the ranks becoming an RSM at age 33 before being commissioned and eventfully retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel at age 55.
During my time in the army I served in the UK, Germany, Malaya, Singapore, Cyprus and the Middle East. I completed 4 tours of duty in Northern Ireland and took part in the First Gulf War.
I love the great outdoors and spend as much time as possible hillwalking and trekking. I also paint in watercolours and have run classes and held two vey successful exhibitions.
Our Daughter is a very successful artist and sculptress and lives in Kent with her artist husband and two talented teenage kids.
You can contact me by visiting the my website at: www.sydneycarr.wix.com/the-fourth-lad or Facebook; Sydney Carr - North East Author and Doodler. Follow me on Twitter at:
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