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Book Title: Love Among the Ruins|
The size of the: 9.75 MB
Edition: Icon Books
Date of issue: August 6th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781785780004
The author of the book: Harry Leslie Smith
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books: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 life itself.
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Harry Leslie Smith is a survivor of the Great Depression, a second world war RAF veteran and, at 93, an activist for the poor and for the preservation of social democracy. He writes for numerous publications including The New Statesman, The Daily Mirror, The Tyee, International Business Times as well as the Guardian where his articles have been shared over 250,000 times on Facebook and have attracted huge comment and debate. He has authored numerous books about Britain during the Great Depression, the second world war and postwar austerity. He lives in Yorkshire.
Harry Leslie Smith books are represented by Greene & Heaton. His Books include 1923, The Empress of Australia, Harry's Last Stand, and Love Among the Ruins. His fifth book Don't Let My Past Be Your Future will be published in March 2017.
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