Love Among the Ruins: A memoir of life and love in Hamburg, 1945 (Paperback)
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Love Among the Ruins: A memoir of life and love in Hamburg, 1945 (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 10/09/2015
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At 22, the war is over for RAF serviceman Harry Leslie Smith - the now 92-year-old activist and 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 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 ardent, straight-from-the-heart 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 history, and a passionate love letter to a city, to a woman, and to life itself.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785780004
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'His straight-from-the-heart delivery makes these events seem as clear and immediate as if they happened yesterday' * Morning Star *
'A deep love of humanity is what animates Smith. He is a hero of our times.' * Newsweek *
'The writing is beautiful and honest. The story is genuinely life-affirming.' * Dipolmat *

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