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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446439470
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Stand Up Virgin Soldiers




The final instalment in the Virgin Soldiers trilogy - Leslie Thomas's best-known novel

The worst has happened. On the eve of their return to Blighty, Brigg and his fellow National Servicemen find themselves sentenced to another six months in Panglin Barracks...

Many of the surviving characters from The Virgin Soldiers live again in these pages: dogged Tasker, the odious Sergeant Wellbeloved, the vulnerable Colonel Bromley Pickering and the comically touching Juicy Lucy.

But we encounter new characters too: the fanatical and demented Lieutenant Grainger; the endearing Welshman, Morris Morris - strong as a horse but bafflingly buxom; US Private Clay - mysteriously lost in transit by the American Army; and last, but not least, Bernice Harrison, the sporting nurse who threatens to replace the wayward Lucy in Brigg's affections...

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446439470
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the Author

Leslie Thomas

Born in Newport, Monmouthshire in 1931, Leslie Thomas is the son of a sailor who was lost at 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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Praise for Stand Up Virgin Soldiers

“'Ribald and rich in comic invention'”

Daily Mail

“'Scenes rivalling the best of D. H. Lawrence'”

Daily Telegraph

“'Splendidly conveys...compassion, excitement, entertainment'”

Evening Standard


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