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William E. Thomas

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in London, The United Kingdom



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April 2012


William Edward Thomas was born in West London in 1925.

He left The Brompton Oratory School when he was 14 and started work as a messenger at the BBC. When war broke out, his mother insisted he left central London and went to work with his father at a factory in Harrow. While still a teenager, William joined the army and was soon recruited in to the parachute regiment. By the time peace had been declared in Europe in May 1945, he had been “dropped” in to a number of key battles and become a much decorated soldier. He was still only 19 years old.

Following the war, William served in Palestine until 1948.

He has always believed passionately that education leads to opportunity. He has studied part time for both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor

On 19th February 2014, my grandfather, William E. Thomas, author of the Cypress Branches trilogy, finally lost the greatest battle of his life and passed away. He went peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.

William had been battling the ravages of Alzheimer's disease for well over a decade. A strong and dignified man, he kept his illness in place for as long as he could and... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.15 · 41 ratings · 26 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
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It Never Was You by William E. Thomas

I listed the previous book in this series, Pegasus Falling, as one of my top ten indie books a few months ago, so I was looking forward to finding out what happened next.

At first I found it rather difficult to make links between Pegasus Falling an..." Read more of this review »
It Never Was You by William E. Thomas
""It Never Was You" is the second book in the Cypress Branches trilogy and although it is part of the trilogy, it can definitely be read as a standalone book. This book takes place during and after WWII in England. As with Pegasus Falling, the firs..." Read more of this review »
It Never Was You by William E. Thomas
"This is book number 2 in the Cypress Branches Trilogy, following Pegasus Falling. As before, this author does an excellent job in hijacking emotions.

I read the first book, Pegasus Falling in a few days. The characters, the writing and the emotion..." Read more of this review »
" My grandtfather's wonderful (and award-winning!) historical novel, PEGASUS FALLING is FREE TODAY ONLY (Friday May 31st) at the World Literary Cafe!

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" Harry,

Thank you so much for this glowing review - it was heartening to see. I had a feeling you'd like the nautical aspects of the book.

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