A publisher which sells personalised novels says it has seen a huge rise in the number of books ordered by saucy army wives.
The women are said to be snapping up the books - where the lead characters are altered to include details about them and their partner - and shipping them out to partners in Afghanistan.
In the books details about a couple, such as eye colour, hair colour, place of work, closest airport, town where they live, favourite band are then woven into one of seven pre-written novels.
The most popular is said to be 'Fever in France' in which the hero rescues his partner them from a flaming inferno, saving them from diamond smugglers. There are also one or two passionate pages.
I can imagine if my wife ordered one of the books she would want it to feature me doing the washing up and taking the bins out.
Jules Prentice, whose husband, Rob, is with the 1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment, bought him one of the books, "He said it was the weirdest present he?d ever received, but he was so excited by the novel, and the fact that it featured us with perfect detail," she said.
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