In the spring of 1940, the spectre of war turned into a grim reality. On the English home front, men, women and children found themselves swept into a maelstrom of fear and uncertainty. For the Lovatt family it was the beginning of the most bizarre, funny and tragic episode of their lives.
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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.
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Book Description Arrow, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099474220