When Heloise Goodley ditched her urban activity and determined to wait officer education on the Royal army Academy Sandhurst, she had no past army adventure. On her arrival she was once a whole beginner: she'd by no means fired a rifle, she could not march; she could not make her mattress; she could not even shine her shoes.
An Officer and a Gentlewoman charts Goodley's soaking up trip via Sandhurst and directly to Afghanistan and offers an perception into the array of unusual army behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden establishment. With wit and sensitivity Goodley information her stories as a cadet and the painful transition from civilian to soldier. additionally, she rejects lazy preconceptions and sheds new gentle on what has hitherto been a bastion of maleness - the British Army.
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