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Thomas, Leslie 1931-2014

Works: 157 works in 799 publications in 7 languages and 11,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Television comedies  Television programs  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Television cop shows  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: PR6070.H647, 823.914
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The adventures of Goodnight & Loving by Leslie Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 535 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 by Peter Davison( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 527 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 last detective by Granada International Media Limited( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underdog detective 'Dangerous' Davies toils at a small London police station, where his slicker colleagues taunt him and his boss calls him the last detective he would put on a big case. That makes it all the sweeter when he cracks the big ones anyway
The last detective( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three steps to Hendon. Back in the 1970s the Overnight Sensations topped the pop charts with their hit "Yesterday's boy". Ironically, that title aptly describes the fading fame of the group's lead singer, Teddy O'Connor, just before his murder. Interviewing Teddy's band mates and groupies, Davies discovers the dark side of glam rock. Willesden confidential. The death of champion stock car driver Geoff Fallon seems like an open-and-shut case, but Davies thinks that the case looks too pat to be true. H doggedly pursues the truth despite his boss's orders
The virgin soldiers by Leslie Thomas( Book )

35 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 421 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 )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 395 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 320 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
Dangerous Davies, the last detective by Leslie Thomas( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 311 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
Dover beach : love, life and death in wartime England by Leslie Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer 1940. The evacuation of Dunkirk proves that the British can rise to a challenge, even against seemingly insurmountable odds. But now the soldiers walk the streets of Dover, even wandering through Woolworths store and taking weary turns on the town's skating rink. Life, despite the threat of invasion and the reality of bombing, must go on and people must take comfort where they find it. Toby Hendry, a fighter pilot, is awaiting orders when he meets Giselle, a young Frenchwoman who took the chance to flee occupied France with the English troops. Their love affair feels like a summer idyll, but can it withstand the forces of war?
Some lovely islands by Leslie Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 301 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
Ormerod's landing by Leslie Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 296 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 )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 274 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
Arrivals and departures : a novel by Leslie Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is just one of Leslie Thomas's novels being reissued with a new jacket. Edward Richardson, who lives in a sleepy village scarcely beyond Heathrow, jets around the world faster than his marriage can
Other times by Leslie Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 247 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
Dangerous by moonlight by Leslie Thomas( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 246 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 dearest and the best : a novel of 1940 by Leslie Thomas( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among those whose lives are deeply affected by the horrors of war are the men, women and children of the New Forest. For the Lovatt family, and the other inhabitants of the quaint historical villages, it is the beginning of the most bizarre, funny and tragic episode of their lives
The loves and journeys of Revolving Jones by Leslie Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous in Love : a dangerous Davies novel by Leslie Thomas( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and German and held by 231 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
The love beach by Leslie Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 226 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!
Orange Wednesday by Leslie Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 218 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
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.14 for The last d ... to 0.78 for In my wild ...)

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Alternative Names
Leslie Thomas awdur o Gymru a sgwennai yn Saesneg

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