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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Peter Horsfall


Hard To Believe Too Old At Sixteen now avaiable in eBook format: 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hard-To-Believe-Sixteen-ebook/dp/B00BNEHG7C/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362481832&sr=1-1

Mixing humour with pathos he provides a fascinating account of his service life – his Yorkshire roots always evident. Upon retirement from the Coldstream Guards he became Staff Superintendent at the House of Lords. His numerous anecdotes of well-known public figures, including a fascinating perspective on Baroness Thatcher, give a unique behind-the-scenes picture of this great institution.

Throughout the book Peter Horsfall credits his success to the Coldstream Guards and is proud to have lived up to the regiment’s motto, Second To None.

This is a delightful and highly readable autobiography complemented beautifully by Bill Tidy’s apposite cartoons.

Reviews

 An interesting life in the Army and at the House of Lords-
Covers his life from joining the Guards as a youngster, working up through the ranks to Major, to his years as Staff Superintendent at the House of Lords. Full of annecdotes about army colleagues and encounters with noted political and royal figures - not just lords, but also Thatcher, Heseltine, and others. An enjoyable and interesting read.
A Customer 

A highly entertaining read- look forward to the sequel-
A rags to riches story. An insightful book full of witty anecdotes about military life followed by a life of hobnobbing with celebrities and politicians. This new writer clearly has a promising future. He is a credit to his regiment.
A Customer 

A very special book written by a very special man. Go out and buy it!
Guards Magazine

Packed with anecdotes from his travels. 
Yorkshire Evening Post