Posting Letters to the Moon

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Wartime letters between the actress Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming are read by their daughter, Lucy Fleming, together with Simon Williams. These letters from Celia to her husband tell of her experiences during the war - from coping with a large isolated house full of evacuated children, learning to drive a tractor, dealing with rationing, occasional holidays in Cornwall where she took to surfing, and all the while acting for David Lean, Noel Coward and starring in the classic film Brief Encounter in 1945. Not only are the letters highly engaging, but they also provide a fascinating historical insight into that time of true austerity and fearfulness.