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The West End Front

The Wartime Secrets of London's Grand Hotels

Matthew Sweet

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. Slightly off-mint.

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  • Publisher: Faber
  • Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 375pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 197x125mm
  • ISBN: 9780571234783
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 0.3kg
Product code:
211771
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