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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407097114
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544

In My Wildest Dreams

Leslie Thomas's classic autobiography, with a new introduction, reissued to coincide with his 75th year

With a new introduction written especially for this edition, Arrow Books are proud to be reissuing Leslie Thomas's classic autobiography in time for his 75th year. An author whose booksales number in the millions, this is a funny, warm, bittersweet and moving memoir.
Beginning with his early childhood in South Wales, Thomas describes his early life, that of a Barnardos boy, with poetic warmth and humour. When then follow him through his hilarious antics as an apprentice on a local newspaper and his two years of National Service, which became the basis of his bestselling novel, THE VIRGIN SOLDIERS. Within these pages are poverty, affluence, a terrible murder, divorce, sadness and a great deal of laughter.
IN MY WILDEST DREAMS is a lyrical, human, tearful and sometimes uproarious book. And with the new introduction, bringing us up to date, this is a wonderful story of one of Britain's best-loved writers, and a classic autobiography.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407097114
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544

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 In My Wildest Dreams

“'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

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

Daily Telegraph

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