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Kildare author, John O'Brien launches hilarious book of army tales

Available in Farrell & Nephew in Newbridge

Kildare author, John O'Brien launches hilarious book of army tales

The new book

Based on true stories of author John O’Brien’s time in the Irish Defence Forces, these 10 tales are a laugh-out-loud comedy of errors bursting with brilliant dialogue, ridiculous antics, and an unforgettable cast of hapless soldiers making the best of the humdrum routine of military life.

From the mystery of the Sarge’s missing steak to the case of the Inexplicable Coffee, the Kildare author details the epic ‘bollix of the villa’ party in the final tale — and plenty in between.

Soldier Tales: Reloaded is a collection of military farce in the vein of Catch-22, a book that will keep you laughing from the first page to the very last. Kildare man John O’Brien is a retired soldier, having served 23 years in the Irish army. During his service, he served twice overseas in the Middle East, completing two tours of duty in Lebanon with the UN. This book is available in Farrell & Nephew bookstore.

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