Leslie Thomas was a Welsh author best known for writing the Dangerous Davies series and the Virgin Soldiers series.

Thomas was born in Wales, but was sadly orphaned after both of his parents passed away when he was only twelve. He ended up going to Dr. Barnardo’s home where he was raised. His upbringing ended up serving as the inspiration for his first book, This Time Next Week. In 1949, he served in the National Service. After his two-year tour of duty he returned to England and began working for a local newspaper group. He’d move on to a news agency before eventually making his way to the London Evening News. He would stay in this career until moving on to writing full-time.

Publication Order of Dangerous Davies Books

Dangerous Davies, the Last Detective (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous In Love (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous By Moonlight (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Davies und das einsame Herz (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Virgin Soldiers Books

The Virgin Soldiers (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Onward Virgin Soldiers (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stand Up Virgin Soldiers (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Orange Wednesday (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Beach (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come To The War (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Lordship (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man With The Power (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arthur McCann And All His Women (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tropic Of Ruislip (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bare Nell (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Clear (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ormerod's Landing (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
That Old Gang of Mine (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Army (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dearest and the Best (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures Of Goodnight And Loving (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orders for New York (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Loves And Journeys Of Revolving Jones (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
ArrivalsDepartures (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running Away (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kensington Heights (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chloe's Song (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Other Times (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waiting for the Day (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dover Beach (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soldiers and Lovers (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

This Time Next Week (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Lovely Islands (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hidden Places Of Britain (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A World of Islands (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In My Wildest Dreams (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Almost Heaven (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My World of Islands (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Leslie Thomas Like Books, You’ll Love…

Dover Beach takes place in the summer of 1940 in Dover, Britain. During the war and with a threat of invasion or bombing still a reality, life must go on for the people of this town. Toby Hendry is a fighter pilot awaiting his next orders when he meets a young french woman named Giselle. The two embark on a love affair, but will it be able to withstand the war? Reserve naval commander Paul Instow is an older man who has been called to war. He begins a relationship with a young prostitute, but is something real? Or only desperation. Finally, there are three boys desperate to fight the Germans… even if they one have catapults to do it with.

The Virgin Soldiers is Thomas’ best known work. The story follows the virgin soldiers in the British army who found themselves homesick, bored, afraid, and unstasfied druing the Communist guerrilla war in Malaya. Brigg know that he had to grab whatever fun he could while he could. He knew he needed to live before he died or got demoted.

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