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Love Among the Ruins
Author: Harry Leslie Smith

ISBN: 9781785780004
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 23 September 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Description:
92-year activist and author of the acclaimed Harry's Last Stand presents a unique memoir.

At 22, the war is over for RAF serviceman Harry Leslie Smith - author of the acclaimed Harry's Last Stand - but the battle for love and hope rages on.

Stationed in occupied Hamburg, a city physically and emotionally ripped apart by Allied bombing, and determined to escape grinding poverty of his Yorkshire youth, Harry unexpectedly finds a reason to stay: a young German woman by the name of Friede.

Their love develops uneasily, but gradually they win each other's trust, Harry taking on the responsibility of finding food for Friede's near-destitute family. But they must face both German suspicion and British disapproval of relations with 'the enemy'.

Presenting a street-level view of a city reduced to rubble, populated with refugees, black marketeers, corrupt businessmen and cynical soldiers, Love Among the Ruins is a unique snapshot of a terrible period in Europe's history, a passionate love letter to a city, to a woman, and to li...

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