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Patrick Hennessey was born in 1982 and educated at Berkhamsted School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read English. He joined the Army in January 2004, undertaking officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he was awarded the Queen's Medal and commissioned into The Grenadier Guards. He served as a Platoon Commander and later Company Operations Officer from the end of 2004 to early 2009 in the Balkans, Africa, South East Asia and the Falkland Islands and on operational tours to Iraq in 2006 and Afghanistan in 2007, where he became the youngest Captain in the Army and was commended for gallantry. Patrick is currently studying to become a barrister and hopes to specialize in conflict and international humanitarian law.

Books by Patrick Hennessey


The stunning follow-up to the Top Ten Bestseller and TV Book Club pick The Junior Officers' Reading Club

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The Junior Officers' Reading Club

In the 1970s there was Dispatches. In the 1990s there was Jarhead. Now, there's The Junior Officers' Reading Club.

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