The West End Front

    The West End Front

    The Wartime Secrets of London's Grand Hotels

    Matthew Sweet

    Faber 2011

    Paperback 372pp Illustrated

    9780571234783   Product Code: 11771

    Partly thanks to their potentially bomb-resistant solidity, The Ritz, the Savoy, Claridges and the Dorchester became central to the cultural and political life of the country during the Second World War. This colourful history explores a remarkable period when cabinet ministers, military officials, exiled foreign dignitaries, journalists, spies, artists and chancers all used the hotels as meeting places, makeshift offices, temporary embassies and social centres.

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