ISBN ISBN-10: 1499189141 / ISBN-13: 978-1499189148
Book Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
Watchit! In an age of mobile phones and electronic gadgetry, the two car family, modern kitchens with televisions and labour saving devices it is difficult to remember an age when a wrist watch was a luxury. And yet a short fifty years ago in the mid fifties, there was a high purchase tax on luxury goods and watches were in that group which of course helped profit margins on the black market. When there is a shortage, the simple law of supply and demand comes into force. Items that are in short supply soon become expensive, which of course leaves the door open for the unscrupulous to earn an easy ‘few bob’.
The well organized crime syndicates, people who take advantage of these situations to make a lot of money and of course their ladies who help them will go to any lengths to protect their interest and to stay ahead of the law. This novel starts with an operation of such an organization and will take you into the world of people with different attitudes to life. So we begin our story…
HE TRUE STORY OF HOW A 6 YEAR OLD SURVIVED THE LONDON BLITZ
NEW A Video Book Trailer Percy’s wartime memoirs are remembered in “Blitz & Pieces”. Please Watch the “Blitz & Pieces” video trailer on YouTube.
Book: Blitz and Pieces
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Percy W Chattey
Pages: 270 pages
Publisher: Austin Macauley / CreateSpace (7 Jun. 2013)
CreateSpace: ISBN-10: 1484881788 / ISBN-13: 978-1484881781
Austin Macauley: Pperback ISBN 978178455 660 0
Hardback ISBN 978-1784556624
BookDimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
Available in hard back from Austin Macauley
NOW IN HARDBACK, PAPERBACK or eBOOK! An autobiography: Percy Chattey (London born and bred) writes his true story about growing up in the East End of London during the horror of the Second World War as a child.
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Percy writes how he lived through months of nightly bombings, sleeping in cold damp shelters and how school was neglected for the war effort.
In the Air Raid Shelter made of steel, they were holding each other tightly, listening to the constant noise of the night raiders as they pounded the city with their bombs. They could also hear the gun fire from the local ‘Ack Ack’ station; men with guns trying to repel the enemy bombers who were coming over in waves. There was a whistle as a bomb fell from the sky and then another a little nearer, followed by two more, each one louder. The explosions as they hit the ground rocked the shelter. The last in the line screeched as it hurtled downwards was louder than the others. They prayed holding each other tightly knowing the last one was very near. Suddenly the noise of the explosion drowned even their screams, the shelter shuddered, the concrete base splitting like a piece of paper as their steel cover was blown on to its side.
The story continues with Percy’s struggle to find work as a war teen, joining the forces, starting, building & losing a successful business to finding the love of his life.
But then reality hits hard…
All Percy’s novels are an easy read and all with thrilling tales of suspense and anticipation of what comes next. Many a reader has said they found they could not put his work down until the last page. This new thrilling novel ‘The Dauntless Factor’ is no different and is set at a time when cars were an unusual sight. He tells the continuing story of the O’Dowd family who had emigrated from Ireland to escape the potato famine in the eighteen hundreds to discover their fortune in North East England. It is now the start of the 1900’s and we learn of Katherine, the American girl, who comes to England to find love with all its twists and turns. There is also Sir Patrick, the Chief Executive of the Dauntless Motor Works, who with the help of his son Robert, built it up from nothing. Both are respected people in the community of Liverpool, however dark events which happened in the past, are suddenly brought to the fore.