Virgin Soldiers

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

The Virgin Soldiers Summary

"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 unsatisfied.

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 got demobbed....

©2005 Leslie Thomas (P)2009 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Virgin Soldiers

    • Virgin Soldiers, Book 1
    • By: Leslie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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 unsatisfied. 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 got demobbed...

    Regular price: £20.09

  • Book 2

    • Onward Virgin Soldiers

    • Virgin Soldiers, Book 2
    • By: Leslie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Bursting with life and bawdy humour, National Serviceman Brigg is now a Regular Army sergeant defending the Empire in the beds and bars of Hong Kong. Peace-time diversions include sensual fireworks with a pair of delicious Chinese twins and a tender, erotic affair with the lonely wife of an American serviceman.

    Regular price: £20.09

  • Book 3

    • Stand Up Virgin Soldiers

    • Virgin Soldiers, Book 3
    • By: Leslie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £20.09