openDemocracy and Our Kingdom are proud to serialise The Skinback Fusiliers, a fast, funny and deeply disturbing novel about life in the British army today seen through the eyes of three young men.

The book is available on Kindle and through Amazon here.


Beyond the comfort zone?: Reactions to The Skinback Fusiliers

After the serialisation of the novel, The Skinback Fusiliers, the author looks back on the reactions provoked by his brutal account of life as a British squaddie

Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Ten

We present the final episode from a brutal novel about life as a British squaddie, by an acclaimed British author

Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Nine

We present the penultimate episode from a brutal novel by an acclaimed British author

Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Eight

We present the eighth of ten weekly episodes from a brutal novel by an acclaimed British author

Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Seven

We present the seventh of ten weekly episodes from a brutal novel by an acclaimed British author

Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Six

We present the sixth of ten weekly episodes from a brutal novel by an acclaimed British author

Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Five

We present the fifth of ten weekly episodes from a brutal novel by an acclaimed British author

Drug-taking, racist bullies led by lazy bigots?: a defence of The Skinback Fusiliers

openDemocracy is seriliasing The Skinback Fusiliers, a controversial new novel about life as a British squaddie. The book has already provoked fierce debate, on our own and other websites. Here, the author responds to some of these comments, clarifying his position and the nature of the novel.

Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Four

We present the fourth of ten weekly episodes from a brutal novel by an acclaimed British author

Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Three

We present the third of ten weekly episodes from a brutal novel by an acclaimed British author.

The Skinback Fusiliers, Episode Two

openDemocracy and Our Kingdom are proud to serialise The Skinback Fusiliers, a fast, funny and deeply disturbing novel about life in the British army today seen through the eyes of three young men. The book is available on Kindle and through Amazon here.

The Skinback Fusiliers, Episode One

openDemocracy and Our Kingdom are proud to serialise The Skinback Fusiliers, a fast, funny and deeply disturbing novel about life in the British army today seen through the eyes of three young men. The book is available on Kindle and through Amazon here.

Voices from the military abyss – An Introduction to The Skinback Fusiliers.

openDemocracy and Our Kingdom are proud to serialiseThe Skinback Fusiliers, a fast, funny and deeply disturbing novel about life in the British army today seen through the eyes of three young men.

Unknown Soldier on the making of The Skinback Fusiliers

openDemocracy is serialising the novel The Skinback Fusiliers over the next two months. Here, the anonymous author, 'Unknown Soldier', gives an insight into the creation of this fast, funny and deeply disturbing novel about life in the British army.
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