1 British Army on the
Rampage (B.A.O.R.) is a fun derivative of British Army of the Rhine (B.A.O.R.)

2 The book was not just
written for the squaddie market. The target audience is every adult who likes
to smile. Having said that I’ve received a tremendous amount of support from
military comrades from around the world.

3 Whilst the book is meant
to be a humorous account of my time in the army, I hope it is more than just a
series of funny incidents – behind the fun and laughs it is about camaraderie,
loyalty and friendship.

4 All the accounts in the
book are true, however, times, places and names have been changed so that I
don’t get beaten up!.

5 The book could never
have been written immediately after I left the forces as to an extent I would
still have been subject to military law and also needed to learn how to hold a
pen!

6 This book is I hope, a
small tribute to my comrades and to my regiment which disbanded in 2012 and in
which I feel privileged to have served.

7 British Army on the
Rampage (B.A.O.R.) is a large book but then a lot seemed to happen in my army
career! In fact over a third of the original manuscript was cut in order to
make the book it’s current length. Harper Collins suggested they would like to
publish it as two books but in the end I decided on advice to publish it as
three shorter e-books which average around 130 pages each, which I hope is good
value at £1.99 each.

8 The book covers were
shot on Formby beach in North West England (I don’t think I would have been
allowed back into Belize to do it) using a whole load of props from a military
store.

9 The book could not and
would not have been written had it not been for the support, instruction and
mentoring that I have been offered throughout the project. I still haven’t
quite worked out why people were keen to help me but they did and I’m eternally
grateful – I suppose it could have been to shut me up!

10 The books have had
fantastic reviews. There have been occasional dissenters usually from readers
who expected an SAS style, gung-ho, heavy casualty scenario or simply felt
their time in the forces was more interesting than mine. To the former I
apologise that I didn’t dismember more of the enemy and to the latter I’d suggest
you publish a book. But these rare and treasonable acts of dissent make it
real; and you can’t please all the people all of the time. But with 85% giving
Five Star reviews I have to say I am over the moon with the response.

11 Keep on reading the
B.A.O.R. novels currently on Amazon and shortly to be published by Barnes & Noble and iBooks, and look out for ‘Gunners ‘n’ Grenades’, my first fiction book
which is on it’s way in September…

Sean Connolly