The Paper War

A Novel

by Gunilla Fabian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781477222515
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781477222522

About the Book

After a long courtship, followed by five years of engagement, Peter, a young German doctor, had reached a new stage in his life. He had graduated from Medicine University and could now start his professional career and finally marry his Swedish fiancée, Gaby. At this point fate intervened. The Second World War broke out. He was drafted as a medical officer in the navy, and with that, all hopes of a wedding in the foreseeable future were dashed. With perseverance, initiative, and the assistance of a formidable ally, Peter embarked on a private paper war, fighting the bureaucracy and regulations of the Wehrmacht and the Nazi government to receive an approval for marriage. Based on actual letters from Peter to Gaby, interspersed with details of both their lives during the early years of the war, this story weaves an enchanting tale of how love can conquer the most intractable foes.

About the Author

Gunilla Fabian was born in 1944 in Germany. She grew up in Sweden and has spent most of her life in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. She now lives in Cairo, Egypt, with her husband and family. This is her first novel, which is based on her parents’ story. A sequel is forthcoming.