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ISBN: 9781906551193
AUTHOR: Paddy King-Fretts
Night of the Octopus
Night of the Octopus
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“In September 2007, and in conjunction with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Section 24 and 26(2), the UK Secretary of State for Defence instructed the Military Chiefs of Staff to de-classify the files of Operation Valhalla. He directed that, at an agreed future date, details of the contents should be released into the public domain.” National News Association (UK).

This explosive novel is based on the Operation Valhalla files and on the recollections of the men who survived the operation. The shockingly brutal and chilling Operation Valhalla has only now become public knowledge.

In this new and painstakingly researched book, Col Paddy King-Fretts breaks with military convention to reveal exactly what took place during that incredible week a short while ago. It is a quite astonishing series of revelations that will, for certain, first capture then hold the reader from beginning to end.

“A truly remarkable story… quite fascinating. It was compelling reading and I strongly recommend it.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes (ex-SAS).

Born in 1941, Paddy King-Fretts grew up on Exmoor where his family farmed. Educated at Sherborne and R.M.A. Sandhurst, he was commissioned into The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. Before commanding his own Regiment in 1982, he completed two operational tours with 22 S.A.S., serving in the Middle East and elsewhere. After leaving the army in 1990 he ran a successful holiday business in France but has now returned to North Devon where he writes.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 906551 19 3, paperback, 234x155mm, 320 pages. Published October 2009.

Other formats available: Amazon Kindle

Softly Cries the CurlewSoftly Cries the Curlew - £9.99
This new novel by Paddy King-Fretts, second in the series following The Wild Red Dawn, is every bit as gripping as the first. Throughout the story, the terrible conditions under which Exmoor was developed, and the fortitude of those who broke and farmed the high moors are never far from the surface, further heightening the drama of this great romance. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Neither Hope Nor FearNeither Hope Nor Fear - £9.99
In the final part of this great love story, Paddy King-Fretts once again brings us an enthralling tale, one of high drama and of piercing insight as to what life must have been like on those wild Exmoor heights all those years ago. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Web Price: £8.99
10.42 EUR 11.24 USD 14.73 AUD

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