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White City

Written by: Donald James Wheal
Narrated by: Michael Jayston
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: History, Europe

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On the morning of 24th February 1944 following a devastating Luftwaffe raid, Donald Wheal and his family were homeless refugees with bulging suitcases and faces blackened by soot blast. In World's End, the first part of his bestselling childhood autobiography, he told of his upbringing during the Blitz in the rough working class community which was Chelsea's World's End. The morning after the World¹s End bombing he realized that the ties that had bound him to the past were now broken -- a new world and a new fate awaited him.

In White City he tells the story of how his family, now menaced by the V-bombs and rockets that were the last stage of London's war, were re-settled in an anonymous London suburb where later his adolescence was to begin amidst post war privation, sexual yearning and first love. In these dark years the quest for new experiences took him all around Britain and finally to war-ravaged France. A testing period of National Service in Germany and Italy completed his journey to adulthood.

©2007 Donald James Wheal (P)2011 Random House AUDIO GO

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  • 19-04-20

Simply Brillant

Stunning end to a fantastic story. Reading this final book we like saying goodbye to characters is come to really root for and support. Wonderful end to a wonderful book.