Love Among the Ruins
A Memoir of Life and Love in Hamburg, 1945Book - 2015
"At 22, the war is over for RAF serviceman, Harry Leslie Smith ... but the battle for love and hope rages on. Stationed in occupied Hamburg ... and determined to escape the grinding poverty of his Yorkshire youth, Harry unexpectedly finds a reason to stay: a young German woman by the name of Friede. As their love develops, they must face both German suspicion and British disapproval of relations with 'the enemy'. Harry's ... memoir brings to life a city reduced to rubble, populated with refugees, black marketeers, corrupt businessmen and cynical soldiers. It's a unique snapshot of a terrible period in Europe's hidtory, and a passionate love letter to a city, to a woman, and to life itself"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: London :, Icon,, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: xiv, 271 pages ; 20 cm