Alan Lane

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Alan Lane

Hermitage road, United_kingdom

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Synopsis

THE HARD WAY.
THREE EPISODES TELLING THE STORY OF THE ENLISTMENT & SERVICE OF
GUY BURRELL R.O.A.C
The series is written as a monologue combined with a narrative.
The first episode
INAPPROPRIATE HUMOUR details a double kidnap and bomb incident in Northern Ireland in the 1980s.

The second episode
YOURE A BETTER MAN THAN I AM, GUNGA DIN addresses Burrell͛s character and takes the story back to his teenage years, explaining how he was forced to enlist as a Magistrate͛s Soldier.

The story covers his battle with authority and his gradual growth toward being a soldier. During the monologue, an unknown voice asks questions.

The final episode
LESSONS ON HOW TO ACT IN PUBLIC reveals the voice is that of a psychologist, as Burrell undergoes therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. Further dramatic episodes in Burrell͛s Army service are brought to the surface. As the tale takes a huge, unexpected turn, can Burrell stay in the Army or must he face the terrifying prospect of being invalided out?

About the author.
Although all of the incidents are based on actual events as I can recall them or as they were narrated to me, only a few actually happened to me. I served with the Royal Anglians as a driver and Close Quarters Combat (CQC) instructor in the early eighties. Later, I was part of aid missions to Eastern Europe and saw things that will always stay with me. Writing this work has been my therapy.

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About Me

My pen name is Guy Burrell, I’m a Grandad, Karate and CQC expert who rides a ridiculously big motorcycle and plays guitar in a folk rock band. Occasionally seen in Hollywood blockbusters whilst studying for a Masters in computer science. Sometimes I write….