BOOKS by JOHN JT ROBERTS
‘THE TRANQUIL MAN’
This new novel should appeal to all retired servicemen and service women, whatever arm or service they had the honor to be a part of.
It has content which the retired will recall and reminisce upon and their future generations can reflect upon with pride and admiration. It will instill an appreciation of the difference between the ‘Then and Now’ of life before, during and after service, especially 11 Independent field squadron The Royal Engineers, which I am proud to be a part of and associated with.
The book is a romantic and adventurous tale about a British Soldier called ‘JT’ and his challenging life while serving as a full time professional in the British Army. He spends his final years in a nursing home on the North East coast of England and talks of confrontation in the harsh jungles of South East Asia; highlighting the conditions faced by soldiers in 1940’s – 1960’s Malaya, Borneo and other regional countries.
There are accounts of serious incidents that emphasise the huge problems associated with active service nearer to home and the friendships and camaraderie that develops; when soldiers work and train together, especially in active service conditions.
‘JT’ the main protagonist, is a highly trained ‘tough as old boots ‘Welsh character that just loves to get stuck in to adventurous, challenging situations. His experiences and training cover many types of terrain; from jungles, mountains, deserts, ice/snow and urban warfare nearer to home.
The novel is based on actual events and true-life experiences; but the story remains in the realm of fiction, where names and characters have been changed to avoid any possible repercussion or embarrassment. You may recognise one or two characters!
The tale begins when ‘JT’ moves into a nursing home on the East coast of Yorkshire, where he meets Nurse Rose. He tells her stories about his exciting and adventurous life; his dreams and memories. Then gradually strange coincidences begin to bring long forgotten feelings and emotions flooding back; forcing him to ask himself the inevitable question:-
“CAN IT BE POSSIBLE?
The Enchanted Highway'
(A Createspace publication).
Prices: Ebook £3.13. Paperback £6.21
'The Tranquil Man'
A novel about the experience and adventures of 'JT' a professional soldier in the jungles of South East Asia and the mountains and Urban environments of Europe. Combat, Fear, Fun, Romance with all the trimmings (A Createspace publication).
The above works are all available as eBooks and as hardcopy’s on Amazon and Amazon Kindle: or directly via publishers’ websites. For those who decide to buy them, I thank you sincerely for your support and sincerely hope and you enjoy them as much as I did writing them.