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The Hand-Reared Boy

(1970)
(The first book in the Horatio Stubbs series)
A novel by

 

"A very funny and a very decent book...unless laughter is corrupting, it's not going to corrupt anyone."
Robert Nye


Readers of the Hand-Reared Boy will have no difficulty in remembering its hero, Horatio Stubbs. The time is now early 1940s, and Horatio is soldiering in The Royal Mendip Borderers. In due course his regiment is dispatched overseas to India to become part of the unforgettable forgotten army. The genteel skirmishes for women in the United Kingdom intensify into a desperate running battle to cope with the urgencies of randiness. Eventually the regiment is posted to the Burmese Front and plunged into the Battle of Kohima in the mountains of Assam. During the campaigns against the Japanese, the troops partake in various riotous sexual escapades with whores, ponces and gobble-wallahs. The author shows us, through the eyes of Horatio and his friends, the far-off days of the forties exactly as they were - heroic, bawdy, or downright bloody unspeakable.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Hand-reared Boy
Author(s): Brian W Aldiss
ISBN: 0-297-17960-8 / 978-0-297-17960-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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1970 : USA Hardback
Title: The Hand-Reared Boy
Author(s): Brian Wilson Aldiss
ISBN: 0-8415-0017-7 / 978-0-8415-0017-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: McCall Pub. Co
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Paperback Editions

September 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: The Hand-Reared Boy (Independent Voices)
Author(s): Brian W Aldiss
ISBN: 0-285-63516-6 / 978-0-285-63516-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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1979 : UK Paperback
Title: The hand-reared boy
Author(s): Brian W Aldiss
ISBN: 0-552-11143-0 / 978-0-552-11143-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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January 1971 : UK Paperback
Title: The Hand-Reared Boy
Author(s): Brian Aldiss
ISBN: 0-552-08651-7 / 978-0-552-08651-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Hand-Reared Boy (Horatio Stubbs, Book 1)
Author(s): Brian Aldiss
Publisher: The Friday Project
Availability: Amazon UK   



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