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World's End: A Memoir of a Blitz Childhood
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"Descended from rural immigrants, ladies of the night and bare-knuckle fighters, Donald Wheal's upbringing took place amidst grimy factories and generating plants, illegal street bookmakers, dog tracks, tenements and street walkers who plied their trade in Piccadilly and Soho. It was a closed community with its own internal logic and baffling feuds. So much so that his two grandmothers, who lived a hundred yards away from each other, contrived to never meet, even at their children's wedding, and the christening of their grandchildren." "World's End is the story of how he and his family struggled free from this underclass. It is also an individual history of the Second World War, of a small boy's grappling with the bitter separation of evacuation, the return to an already battered London, the wonderland of bomb-damaged houses to play in, and the nights of terror as the Blitz returned." "Then one night in February 1944 the World's End became the main target. This book is a record of some of the people who lived there. It is also the record of many friends who died there. On this night of widespread destruction his world did literally end - and with it his childhood."--BOOK JACKET.
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