Private's Progress

Private's Progress

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Alan Hackney's first novel, Private's Progress tells the story of the hapless Stanley Windrush. Called up in 1942 after his first year at Oxford, and despite his best efforts to avoid any kind of work or action, Stanley wanders from one mishap to the next, causing mayhem and meeting a host of unscrupulous characters along the way. First published in 1954, Private's Progress was later made into a Boulting Brothers' film of the same name, and is the prequel to I'm All Right Jack, also published by Faber Finds.Ita#39;s getting abitofa strain fending him off, and now he says he isna#39;tgoing back afterhis leave, and I darena#39;tcall inthe military ... a€œWhy, a mate of mine once got seven daysa#39; compassionate because a#39;e told the compa#39;ny commander a#39;ismissus was ... said a#39;e oughtto investigate and a#39;ea#39;d made inquiries with the woman next door whoa#39;d wrote a#39;im a long letter about it. Well ... a€œWell, as I say, you ask for compassionate.

Title:Private's Progress
Author: Alan Hackney
Publisher:Faber & Faber - 2011-09-15

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