The Virgin Soldiers
By (author) Leslie Thomas
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Virgin Soldiers by Leslie Thomas
Book Description'It rained a lot, and steamed when the sun shone. It was always hot. But it was safe...' One way or another, the Communist guerrilla war in Malaya kept a whole British army occupied from 1948 until 1952. They were the virgin soldiers. Idle, homesick, afraid, bored, oversexed, and unsatisfied. A young virgin like Brigg had to grab his fun while and where he could - in the Liberty Club, in Juicy Lucy's flat or up in Phillipa's room - in one frantic attempt at living before he died or got demobbed...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099490036
(178mm x 110mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Leslie Thomas
Flower in the Snow-Helen's Story, Hardback (March 2014)
Leslie Thomas journals the difficult life journey of Helen, from a small child to adulthood. Helen's compelling story can help you realize why it is important to stay positive in life and seeks to remind you to be ever grateful in your endeavors.
Dearest and the Best, Paperback (April 2011)
In the spring of 1940, the spectre of war turned into grim reality. For the Lovatt family, for Bess Spofford, Joanne Schorner, Graham Smit and all the inhabitants of the history villages of the New Forest, it was the beginning of the most bizarre, funny and tragic episode of their lives.
Waiting for the Day, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Leslie Thomas
Mid-winter, 1943. Britain is gripped by intense cold and in the darkest days of the war. It is six months before D-Day and the battle to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe. RAF officer Martin Paget is returning home for Christmas. He has been on covert operations in France and knows he has to return there.
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Author Biography - Leslie Thomas
Born in Newport, Monmouthshire, 1931, Leslie Thomas is the son of a sailor who was lost of sea in 1943. His boyhood in an orphanage is evoked in This Time Next Week published in 1964. At sixteen, he became a reporter, before going on to do his national service. He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, which has achieved international sales of over two million copies. His next novel, Dover Beach, will be published by William Heinemann in November 2005.
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