The wartime letters between the actress Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming will be read by their daughter Lucy Fleming, with Simon Williams in the Octagon at Grassington Town Hall on Friday 3rd April 2020 at 7;30pm

These touching and amusing 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 accepting offers, when she could get away, to act – for David Lean, Noel Coward, wartime propaganda films, broadcasts, all sorts, and ultimately in 1945 starring in the classic film Brief Encounter.

Peter Fleming was away for most of the war – he writes about his adventures and trials working on deception in India and the Far East.

Not only are the letters highly engaging, but they also provide a fascinating historical insight into that time of true austerity and fearfulness.

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