Inspired by the letters written between her parents, ‘True Love Conquers All’ by Susan R. E. Wall fuses fact and fiction to tell the story of a British Army soldier posted to Germany in 1953, who falls passionately in love with a German secretary – at a time when both nations were scarred by a war that had only recently ended.
It’s a story of Hitler’s rise to power told through the eyes of a German national who was there, the social histories of two nations who suddenly found themselves as friends…and a bold reminder that love transcends any and all adversity.
The book came about from the 60+ letters between Susan’s parents and the large amount of memorabilia she inherited.
“You will note that in this letter my dad had drawn a cat. He sometimes, as in this letter, would add a dot for the cat’s bottom and mum would get very angry with him. She thought it rude. If you read the letter you will instantly see how much he loved her.” -Susan R. E. Wall