Former SAS soldier and author Andy McNab has paid a visit to the Army Foundation College in Harrogate to encourage education and reading among junior soldiers.


By Rob_Sellars,June 12 2012

Andy McNab, the bestselling author and decorated former SAS soldier, marched into Brigg on Tuesday to open the town’s new library and local link.

The brand new facilities are housed in the Angel, and after extensive renovations the library and local link have now been officially opened to the public. In a short service attended by members of both Brigg Town Council and North Lincolnshire Council, Andy McNab unveiled a plaque marking the occasion.

McNab said “I am a big fan of libraries, and understand the importance of reading.”

The author of Bravo Two Zero spoke of how the army taught him the importance of literacy and numeracy, helping him to appreciate the significance of Brigg’s new library.

Source: BriggPeople website

Mr McNab said he was impressed with the new library in Brigg.

He said: “This will be a place for those who enjoy reading to come and continue to enjoy it and for other people to come and get involved in reading.

It is great to a see a new facility like this and a council bucking the trend in a big way.”

Source: This Is Scunthorpe website


Andy McNab, the bestselling author and former SAS soldier, is to open Brigg’s new library and local link.

On Tuesday, June 12, McNab will officially open the library and local link at its new location in The Angel.

The thriller writer shot to prominence in 1993 when he published his account of the SAS patrol, Bravo Two Zero, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1991.

McNab has gone on to write several further non fiction books, autobiographies and novels.

Councillor Carl Sherwoood of North Lincolnshire Council said “It is a real coup to get Andy McNab to open the library and local link”

The new library and local link housed in The Angel opened for its doors for business this week, after extensive renovations and a move to bring the two services under one roof.

With both services now in a more central location and more accessible to the people of Brigg, Cllr Sherwood said “The new premises are much better than the old.

“It’s more spacious and welcoming. I’m delighted with the improvements, and I’m confident you will be too.”

Source: BriggPeople website



Andy is writing another young adult series – after the ‘Boy Soldier’ and ‘Dropzone’ series were well received. The new book is called ‘The New Recruit’ and is written with Andys work with young soldiers and the importance of raising literacy levels in mind. We’ll hope to tell you more about it at a later date.

The New Recruit

A young adult adventure and thriller based around army life, from bestselling author Andy Mcnab

‘What if your prank killed your best friend. Could you live with yourself?

You try to forget, and move on with your life; you enrol in Army training, you want to make something of your life. The training is tough, gruelling and it almost breaks you but you survive; you know you’ll make a good soldier.

Finally when you’re out in Afghanistan, faced with enemy fire, you come face-to-face with your best friend’s brother. He still blames you for his brother’s death and it’s clear he wants you dead. You now have more to fear than just enemy soldiers . . .

You’ve been running away for so long but now you realise that there’s no escaping your past . . . or your destiny.’

Product details
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens (TBA 20 Dec 2012)
ISBN-10: 0857531751
ISBN-13: 978-0857531759