White City

  • by Donald James Wheal
  • Narrated by Michael Jayston
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 World┬╣s 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.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks