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A warm-hearted and moving memoir in the tradition of The Road to Nab End:
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.
"'An overwhelmingly honest account of one boy's wartime memories'" * The Good Books Guide * "'Written to almost make you wish you had been there'" * The Times * "'Terrific, an insightful memoir about family love'" * Evening Standard * "'I loved it. Wheal spins a fine, affecting tale. It begins in a world where, on Fridays, factory girls wore curlers in their hair, and the now gentrified streets were once known for the brutality of their Saturday night fights. It ends with the horrors and destruction of war.' Gilda O'Neill, author of My East End and Our Street"