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Book review: The West End Front

October 7, 2011 |

Who knew that East End Communists once invaded the air-raid shelter of the Savoy or that – for one night only – a suite in Claridge’s was declared Yugoslav territory so that their heir to the throne could be born on home soil?

These and other witty anecdotes and historical facts make up Matthew Sweet’s new book The West End Front (£20, hardback, Faber & Faber), which details the fascinating history of London’s grand hotels during the Blitz.
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