Where has this beautiful book been hiding? If you were also ignorant of its existence I urge not to rely on anyone else to give you a copy, as I did. A fabulous account of a young mans evolution as a Gurkha officer on the Indian Frontier in the 1930's, it is rich in atmosphere and anectdote. Consistently funny, and sometimes brutal, it is the perfect holiday read. Surely this is on the reading list at Sandhurst?