Flying with Cuckoos tells the true story of a journey of discovery, as a young and naïve Michael Clark leaves a desperately-unhappy adopted home, to join the armed forces, as a ‘boy apprentice’ before transferring into one of the most ill-disciplined and disreputable units in the British armed forces.
As the story unfolds, we follow his progress; from one-sided battles with school bullies in suburban England, to even-more one-sided battles with the S.A.S. in some of the world’s most dangerous and exotic places; from the jungles of South-East Asia, and the bullet-scarred shacks of Gaddafi’s ‘new’ Libya, through the tragedy of the war in Vietnam, and the hedonistic excess of swinging-sixties Bangkok and Singapore.
Funny, poignant, and at times outrageous, Flying with Cuckoos is a heart-warming story of hope and achievement, and the remarkable journal of a young man’s battle to survive and overcome
Michael Patrick Clark was born on The Fourth of July 1950 in London, England.
He spent the first few years of his life in an orphanage, before adoption brought a new life.
Michael joined the armed forces as a boy apprentice, and over the ensuing years he travelled the world. In the late seventies Michael moved into the high-tech industry. After twenty-five years, made the life-changing decision to move to Spain, and write novels.
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