Proving you’re never too old to write a book
BLITZ & PIECES, originally entitled ‘When I was Young’, by Percy Chattey, is a fascinating first-hand account of what it was like living through the nightmare of the London Blitz through the eyes of a six-year-old boy.
Percy is a true East End bloke, born within sound of the Bow Bells, with a Cockney sense of humour and a flair for telling his story.
Percy, who celebrates his 80th birthday in October and has been married for 54 years to his wife Jean, has been writing books since the seventies, fitting in his passion for the written word between earning his living as an architect and raising two daughters.
Moving to Spain
In 2000 Percy and Jean sold their Somerset home and moved to Hondon de los Frailes, not far from Alicante: “I was 65 and Jean 60 when we came out to Spain on a promotion flight, said Percy. “We didn’t like any of the properties they showed us so we chose for ourselves!”
After ‘putting his house in order’, Percy took up his pen again in 2012. Blitz & Pieces was inspired by his stories of the Blitz as told to his grandchildren. The book is hot off the presses of Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd from today, April 30, and is also available via Amazon in a Kindle edition.