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Former soldier uses army experience to write novel
A FORMER soldier from Tidworth has written a novel inspired by his time in the army.
Jamie Fineran, who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, has completed an action-packed novel called Sabre Six - File 51.
The book follows the story of Michael Fox, an ex-SAS soldier who now works as a mercenary. He meets an old friend from the regiment who asks him for a favour but Michael soon finds out that he is suddenly working for MI5.
Fineran signed up to the army at the age of 16 and completed two tours of Northern Ireland, leaving months before the Omagh bombing which destroyed the streets he had been patrolling.
When he left the army at the age of 21, he found it difficult to fit into working life outside of the military regime.
He later found work as an officer at HMP Isle of Wight, where he currently works.
He also applied to join the Territorial Army section of the SAS but during the application process he was diagnosed with ADHD and was unable to join.
Fineran's debut novel has so far received glowing reviews, and he said suffering from the disorder has helped his creative process.
He said: “You can achieve, it's only a syndrome. Yes, ADHD has got a label and it does scare people, but it doesn't mean you can't do things.”
Sabre Six - File 51 is available from Waterstones and Amazon.
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