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Writer Frederic Raphael portrays wartime Britain, of class-conscious peculiarities, but seen through the eyes of a young American boy used to waffles, zips and Buicks.

Oscar-winning writer Frederic Raphael reads the first of his essay series about living abroad throughout Europe between the 1940s and 60s, beginning with the first foreign country he ever lived in: England.

Uprooted from New York City as a young boy, the writer paints a child's-eye portrait of wartime Britain, with all its class conscious peculiarities, but seen through the eyes of a young American kid used to waffles, zips and Buicks.

Producer: Jo Wheeler.

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Mon 15 Dec 2014 22:45

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