Lord Roberts’ Valet

The true story of three years in the suck

Lord Roberts' Valet is a story of fighting and freedom in the world’s most dangerous place. It is a tale of oversized intentions, overinflated egos, misinformation, and sacrifice and heroism that will take your breath away. And it’s completely, 100 percent true.

Serving alongside the United States Army in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, for three years, Abi Austen experienced a rare insider’s view of the war in Afghanistan.

From 2011 to 2014, the author's duties brought her face-to-face with high-ranking US and Afghan officials, experiencing firsthand the madness and mayhem of war—on a base just one strand of barbed wire away from Taliban fighters.

In Lord Roberts' Valet, join Austen as she shares the ins and outs of the current generation’s longest-lasting and most expensive military campaign in this true-to-life account that will bring readers closer than ever to the gritty realities of modern warfare.

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'Lord Roberts' Valet is a no-bull description of modern soldiering. Most only ever dream of the moment - Lord Roberts' Valet is the next best thing to being there.'
General Patrick Kidd

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About Abi Austen

Abi Austen is an army veteran who has served more than six years on combat operations since 2001. She is a retired officer, a former paratrooper and an award-winning war correspondent and film-maker.

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