A wartime love story

November 27 2018

DOWNEND resident Gail Wootton wears her poppy with pride as

she meets author Derek Payne who has released a book based on his own ancestors' love story during the First World War.

Derek was signing copies of his book Letters to Doberitz at an art gallery in Hanham to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

He said: "The story is both intriguing and unique as father and son endure very different wars. It's set between the front line, a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany and the family back in Bristol and shows that sometimes truth is more incredible than fiction."