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Mick Thompson’s secretive life throughout WWII continued after returning home to New Zealand in 1945. This seductive and intriguing true story explores love against the back drop of this courageous ANZAC soldier’s fight in the Western Desert War in North Africa.

The writer skillfully delves into Mick’s personal struggle with sexuality, focusing on his secretive alter ego.
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Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published January 21st 2019 by Media Publishers (2001) Ltd
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Sonja Konings
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this amazing story. It is incredibly well researched and beautifully written. The characterisation is brilliant. No Ordinary Man describes the life and innermost thoughts and emotions of a war hero during his years in military service and how it affected his life after the war. It captures the atmosphere and situations he was in so that I had a picture in my mind throughout and felt I knew the characters. It describes the life of a cross dresser with great sensitivit ...more
Azila Reisenberger
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Azila by: war reading, readers who are interested in Gender and sexuality
Nicky Webber is my new favourite author.
She writes in clear and enticing language.
“No Ordinary Man” is the second book of Webber that I read.
I was skeptical when my husband handed me the book, and recommended that I read it. And so, I started reading about Mick Thompson’s war activities in the Western Desert in North Africa throughout WWII “under duress”.
But my skeptic view of war description vanished as the writer Nicky Webber started to unravel Mick’s personal struggle with sexuality, focusin
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Marilyn Rawlinson
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'No Ordinary Man', had me riveted from cover to cover. An amazing insite of this fascinating man's life, loves and tragedies. Extremely well researched and I was disappointed to finish. I now wait in anticipation for the next book 'In The Deep End' to see how this intriguing Fiction will compete. Marilyn Rawlinson
Stephen Toman
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A powerful book. Some do it hard.
I’ve always felt very fortunate to have not had to fight in a war, what a terrifying thought. Although I’ve read a bit about the war, your book is my first Kiwi perspective of it, a refreshingly different view very powerfully portrayed from a personal perspective. Excellent
Nilaofer Meher-Homji
Mar 19, 2019 is currently reading it
The book takes a turn once our soldier is back in NZ to a civilian life
Exciting reading
Carmen Sharrock
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘No Ordinary Man’ was a book outside my usual reading genre. Despite this, it only took a few chapters for me to drop into the zone of investiture. And I had to keep on reading … from the brutalities of war, to the tenderness of enduring friendships and unusual alliances, this book gripped me on a number of levels. It ushered me alongside the life of this ordinary, yet (yes) extraordinary man who exited the last page with that ‘twist’ that all good ending novels should provide. Thank you Nicky W ...more
Sharron Hickman
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nicky you did a superb job! A truly remarkable story about "no ordinary man". As I read the novel I found myself unable to put the book down. Such an intriguing story with many twists and turns. I have been recommending this novel to endless people. Well done Nicky!
Kait King
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thought provoking work. Times have changed so much and Nicky Webber skillfully transferred the reader into such a tumultuous, emotional journey. Great read, beautiful story telling and great historical research!
Heather Jones
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
History from a different point of view. Will appeal to a wide audience. Inspired by real events and real people.
A compelling story you won’t want to put the book down.
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