The West End Front

  • by Matthew Sweet
  • Narrated by Christopher Oxford
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's the Second World War and the Savoy, the Dorchester, and Claridge's teem with those determined not to allow Hitler to impact on their way of life. Spies: Meet Marie-Jacqueline Lancaster, the woman from M15 who has the gravy browning licked from her legs by Dylan Thomas. Royals: Meet Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, born in a suite at Claridge's that was declared Yugoslav territory for the night. Players: Meet Joyce Stone, whose husband leads the band at the Dorchester.
West End Front is a witty and eye-opening account of the extraordinary events that unfolded under the reinforced ceilings of London's grand hotels.

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What the Critics Say

"Full of wonderful and awful creatures." (Guardian)

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Exceptional book.Matthew Sweet excellent as always

Stunning. An absolutely INDISPENSABLE work, written so beautifully and read with elan and charm. 10/10
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- Rachel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-12-2012
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd