shopping cart

Access to the e-book edition is included with the paperback purchase.

Web-e-Books Home
web-e-books button
publishing button
publishing button
facebook button
facebook button
… Welcome to Colin Curtis's Bookshelf, on Web-e-Books®
Titles Tab
Authors Tab
Genre Tab
Bookshelf Tab


A Slightly Less Ordinary Life, by British Novelist Colin Curtis Released on Web-e-Books®

An Ex-Scots Guard Narrates on Family, Royalty, the IRA, and Paradise Lost

Great North Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom A Slightly Less Ordinary Life, a memoir by British novelist and poet Colin Curtis, is being released on Web-e-Books® in support of world-wide, cross-platform distribution of his book on disturbing remembrances of family, military career, and romance. The Tri-Screen Connection, LLC, publisher and distributor of the exclusive e-book, is providing the technology platform and online shopping website for A Slightly Less Ordinary Life.

In A Slightly Less Ordinary Life, author Colin Curtis In A Slightly Less Ordinary Life, Colin Curtis provides an earthy portrayal of growing up around industrial mills in Scotland, joining the military at 17 and thereafter safe-guarding British interests at home and abroad.  A rough and tumble Scottish kid, the youngest of five brothers, he credits the folksy nature of his home-to-army existence to the coarseness of life among men tempered by closeness to a gentle mother who endowed him with the sensitivity to dive into life’s special moments. Shared here, the author utilizes all the bodily senses to relate the people and events of his extraordinary personal entanglements with family, royalty, terrorists, friends, and lovers.

The evolution from boys to men for Curtis and comrades involved nearly six months of disciplinary training in the army before their assignments began in earnest – many suited to the uniforms of bearskin helmets, red dress tunic, navy-blue trousers, dress white belts, bayonet scabbard and gloves. Encounters with Royals at Windsor Castle signaled that this was no longer a dream but a new beginning.

In short order, the versatile graduated from guards to warriors and moved on to learn the art of house and sniper clearing in urban settings in advance of reassignment to active war zones. As the tempo of violence increased, so did the impacts of stress and the searches for reassignment. Fast-forward to the jungles of bottomed-out Central America, and risky engagement with locals on the wrong side of town. The careful taming of this hornet’s nest in paradise is left to those like Curtis, gifted with the knack of fitting in even when 6,000 miles from home.

Web-e-Books ® Availability

A Slightly Less Ordinary Life  is viewable in licensed Web-e-Books® format available from The Tri-Screen Connection and is compatible with virtually all Internet browser-capable desktop, laptop, tablet, e-reader, mobile smart phone, or similarly equipped device running Apple®, Windows®, Android®, and Linux operating systems.

Priced at US $4.95 – read on-line or offline, no download or installation required.

About The Tri-Screen Connection

The Tri-Screen Connection represents a launch pad for broad adoption of new-media communications services, including digital content and publishing. Our publishing strategy is to satisfy the market for exclusive contemporary and select classic literature of excellence that provides reflective insight to a wide range of human experiences.

Media Blurbs:

“The place where I grew up in the southwest of Scotland was a one-horse town, the horse long dead.”

“The year was 1970. On the second of November, I had turned eighteen and become eligible for posting to a war zone. Six days later on the eighth of November, we sailed out of Liverpool toward Belfast, bombs and bullets.”

“Suddenly, as if at the flip of a switch, the noises of the jungle would quiet, and time pass like a pendulum in slow motion for three or four minutes until and as if on cue the racket began again.”

“So beautiful, really glowing, Angelina laughed fit to burst at my feeble attempts to do handstands on the sand. This, a most cherished memory.”