Leslie Thomas In My Wildest Dreams

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In My Wildest Dreams

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Beginning with his early childhood in South Wales, this autobiography of Leslie Thomas describes his early life. We then follow him through his hilarious antics as an apprentice on a local newspaper and his two years of National Service. This is the story of one of Britain's best-loved writers.

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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. In 2005, Leslie Thomas received an OBE for services to literature.

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"'Scenes rivalling the best of D. H. Lawrence'" * Daily Telegraph * "'Truly exciting'" * Daily Mail * "'Splendidly conveys...compassion, excitement, entertainment'" * Evening Standard * "Vividly readable... Leslie Thomas is one of nature's life enchancers" * Sunday Express * "A fine storyteller" * Sunday Telegraph *

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