By (author) Donald James
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World's End by Donald James
Book DescriptionWorld's End is the story of Donald Wheal's childhood in Chelsea's World's End at the height of the Second World War. Not for him the privileged bohemian world of Chelsea a few hundred yards away. 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. 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099474166
(178mm x 110mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald James
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The author's family, menaced by the V-bombs and rockets that were the last stage of London's war, were re-settled in a anonymous London suburb where later his adolescence was to began amidst post war privation, sexual yearning and first love. This autobiography tells of his quest for new experiences that took him all around Britain and France.
Vadim, Paperback (October 2001)» View all books by Donald James
Inspector Constantin Vadim leaves his native Russia for New York, only to find himself caught up in the middle of a presidential campaign. The victory of the leading candidate is threatened only by the public behaviour of his Russian wife. Soon Vadim is in the middle of her murder investigation.
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Author Biography - Donald James
DONALD WHEAL is the real name of DONALD JAMES, the critically acclaimed thriller writer of Monstrum, The Fortune Teller and Vadim. As Donald Wheal he has also written The Fall of the Russian Empire and The Penguin Dictionary of the Third Reich.
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