White City

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In the sequel to his fascinating working-class memoir, World’s End, the critically acclaimed thriller writer of Monstrum, and Vadim tells of his childhood during the menacing last stages of the war in London, and his post-war journey to adulthood.
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Donald James 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. Donald James Wheal is the author of World's End.

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"A thoroughly enjoyable read, full of anecdotes and information that bring the characters and the times to life. White City shows a refreshing pace and an awareness of the reader in its use of humour and understatement. Most of all, one gains a strong sense of Donald Wheal as a remarkable man. [He] allows the reader to share a world that is unthinkable today. This is truly a book to enjoy, but also to learn from." New Books

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