In 1941, as the Second World War raged on, 20-year-old Maureen Bolster began writing to her boyfriend Eric Wells. He was stationed in the Middle East while Maureen remained on the home front. Their letters would be the only communication between the young love-struck couple for 4 long years. Filled with warmth and charm, Maureen's letters describe her daily life at home in England. Uproarious incidents occur when she meets with lecherous GI's, immorral lodgers and irascible landladies in her work as a billeting officer and later as a Wren courier when she bravely delivers secret documents nationwide on her little motorbike, Rudolph. But all the while her thoughts are with Eric as he fights for his country in such far away places as Bahrian, Cairo, Mosul and Beirut. ot unlike a bestselling Katie Flynn saga, Maureen's letters take you directly to a war-time world where love transcends distance and the hero returns to marry his sweetheart.
At the end of June 1944 Squadron Leader Eric Wells returned to England on a posting to the Air Ministry. On 8 July, he and Maureen were married. After the war Eric and Maureen emigrated to Australia and settled in Melbourne. They had a son, three daughters, and three grandchildren. In 2000, deeply grateful for his interesting and very happy life and 56 years of marriage with Maureen, Eric died, aged 85, after a short illness. He is greatly missed by Maureen, who continues to live in Australia.