Spoken from the front: Real Voices from the battlefields of Afghanistan
Edited by Andy McNab
Spoken from the Front will tell the stories of what Andy McNab describes as "modern-day heroes fighting modern-day wars". It will recount the courage and hardship of British servicemen and support staff as they have faced the unique difficulties posed by the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
Andy will introduce and edit the book, but the interwoven stories will be told by those serving on the front line, in their own words. Their action-packed, dramatic, moving and often humorous testimonies will be told through interviews and diaries, and letters and emails written to family, friends and loved ones.
Spoken from the Front will be styled loosely on the Imperial War Museum's highly-successful Forgotten Voices series, but will focus on a smaller number of central characters who turn up repeatedly throughout the narrative.
Hardback, Bantam Press, 2009, 337pages, new with sale strip