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Thomas, Leslie 1931-2014

Works: 160 works in 770 publications in 7 languages and 12,040 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Television comedies  Biography  Television programs  Detective and mystery fiction  Television cop shows  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: PR6070.H647, 823.914
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The last detective by Peter Davison( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Constable 'Dangerous' Davies is the odd man out in his small London police station. He cracks the tough cases anyway, with old-fashioned investigative work rather than violent confrontation
The adventures of Goodnight & Loving by Leslie Thomas( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his marriage fails, George Goodnight embarks on a journey to the other side of the world. His adventures, and those of his alter ego, Oliver Loving, represent stages in a quest for excitement and love
The last detective( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beleaguered by life and belittled by his collegues, "Dangerous" Davies cracks four all-new cases in the detective series that has delighted legions of loyal fans
The virgin soldiers by Leslie Thomas( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 undersatisfied. 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 was demobbed
Soldiers and lovers by Leslie Thomas( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a sunlit, secret valley in the green mountains of central Italy, two people meet away from the horrors and clamour of battle. David Hopkins, a young fisherman from West Wales and Kate Medhurst from a genteel town in the Thames Valley embark upon an idyllic love affair away from the conflict that surrounds them. However, they cannot escape the war forever, and when they are targeted by a single enemy aeroplane their dreams are destroyed. Weeks later, Hopkins wakes up in a Russian hospital in Vienna where he's slowly recovering from serious wounds - with no recollection of the past. Eventually, transferred to an American hospital and then repatriated to Britain, Hopkins reluctantly returns to Wales. And there, alone and haunted by the months he cannot remember, Hopkins embarks upon a journey of rediscovery ..."--Jacket
Waiting for the day by Leslie Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Midwinter, 1943. Britain is gripped by intense cold and in the darkest days of the war. There is no respite from the conflict, but soldiers and civilians alike endure the privations of war with good humour. It is six months before D-Day and the battle to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe." "RAF officer Martin Paget is making his slow way home for Christmas aboard a train packed with servicemen and women. He has been on covert operations in France and knows he has to return there. His trip back to England brings him to the comfort of his parents' home and to the resurrection of a passion he thought was long over." "In a freezing hut on Salisbury Plain, Sergeant Harris's mind is occupied by questions of just how his young and ebullient wife is coping with their separation. His troops are training for landing on the shores of Normandy." "U.S. officer Harry Miller arrives at an all-but-derelict mansion in Somerset where his American division has set up its headquarters. His affair with an Englishwoman, whose grip on reality is tenuous, is both bittersweet and potentially dangerous." "Enjoying fishing off the coast of occupied Jersey is German cook sergeant Fred Weber. He has suffered through the horrors of the Russian front, and believes that he has found a sort of peace in the midst of the terrible conflict. But his calm is soon to be shattered as his war takes on a violent twist." "Each man is heading inexorably towards the beaches of France where the great battle will begin."--BOOK JACKET
Dover beach : love, life and death in wartime England by Leslie Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer 1940. The evacuation of Dunkirk proves that the British can rise to a challenge. But now the soldiers walk the streets of Dover and take weary turns on the town's skating rink. Life must go on, and people take comfort where they find it. Toby Hendry, a fighter pilot, meets Giselle, a young French woman. Can their love affair withstand the forces of war? Meanwhile, reserve naval commander Paul Instow has been called up to fight in a war for which he feels too old. Distracting him from his worries is Molly, a Dover prostitute. And then there are Harold, Spots and Boot: three boys desperate to fight the German invaders, armed with catapults and a stolen Bren gun
Some lovely islands by Leslie Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author visited ten small islands around the British coast in one year. Some of the islands he visited included Lundy, Caldy, Fair Isle, Herm, Alderney and Lindisfarne
Dangerous Davies, the last detective by Leslie Thomas( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dangerous Davies, you understand, earned his nickname in the same way that fat men nicknamed 'Tiny' earn theirs. But while he may not inspire dread in the hearts of London's bad guys, he is nevertheless on the side of right and good, and has the copper's badge to prove it. True, he does not tend to be his superiors' first choice when it comes to detecting crime: He is known as 'the last detective' not because there are no others like him, but because he is, in nearly every instance, the last boy picked for the team (although his dog does like him). With little actual work to do, Dange has plenty of time to pick through the cases that everybody else has forgotten. And when he stumbles across a real piece of ancient history, it looks like the perfect way to keep him out of trouble, and out of the real coppers' way."--Page 4 of cover
Ormerod's landing by Leslie Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

INTRIGUE: Two British agents set up a series of underground resistance centers in Normandy and revenge a murder
Onward virgin soldiers by Leslie Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Sergeant Briggs meets and falls in love with an American girl who is waiting for her husband to come to Hong Kong from Vietnam for R and R
Other times by Leslie Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the story opens in autumn 1939, James Bevan is a junior officer, attached to a small anti-aircraft unit amid the retirement bungalows of the English south coast. Separated from his wife, the soldiers he commands are his only family
Arrivals and departures : a novel by Leslie Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh from Los Angeles, Mrs Pearl Collingwood and her daughter arrive at Heathrow airport. From the nearby village of Bedmansworth, Edward Richardson jets in and out of Heathrow faster than his marriage can tolerate. In this story two worlds overlap; the bustling, stress-filled world of the airport and the still romantic, conventional world of Bedmansworth
Dangerous by moonlight by Leslie Thomas( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost, baffled and alone in Willesden's mean streets, Detective Constable Dangerous Davies is up against the cream of criminality
The loves and journeys of Revolving Jones by Leslie Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dearest and the best : a novel of 1940 by Leslie Thomas( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1940 - mange i den lille landsby New Forest bliver berørt af 2. verdenskrigs begyndelse
The love beach by Leslie Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexagesima, is the fabled capital of the Apostle Islands. To this timeless, forgotten paradise come Davies a family man from New South Wales who falls in love with a young girl, and Conway the high-living Aussie, who is secretly recruiting natives as jungle scouts for Vietnam. Both are bound for the love beach, and unbridled passion in paradise. What goes on here is not for the eyes of the Queen, who is coming on a state visit!
Dangerous in Love : a dangerous Davies novel by Leslie Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A walk through Kensal Green Cemetery, a meat pie in the greasy spoon, a weekend away complete with flannel pyjamas - Dangerous Davies knows how to treat the woman he loves. Detective Constable Davies has two things on his mind: Jemma Duval, the beautiful, black, hymn-singing social worker, and 'Lofty' Brock, the harmless old eccentric who drowned in the canal. To prove that Lofty's death was no accident, our hero sets out to do some undercover detective work. He soon discovers that something sinister is going on. Something that requires intuition, dedication, brilliant deduction - and a timely blow with a blunt instrument
Orange Wednesday by Leslie Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctant soldier Brunel Hopkins, suddenly becomes embroiled in the complex and sinister preparations for the secret reunification of Germany. Replete with goodies and baddies; nice girls and active girls, and a most remarkable cure for anaemia
Come to the war by Leslie Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The last detective
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Leslie Thomas awdur o Gymru a sgwennai yn Saesneg

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Leslie Thomas Brits schrijver (1931-2014)

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The adventures of Goodnight & LovingThe virgin soldiersSoldiers and loversWaiting for the dayDover beach : love, life and death in wartime EnglandDangerous Davies, the last detectiveOnward virgin soldiersOther times