Plucking the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea
The expression 'Plucking the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea' comes from the game of mahjong, and means winning against tremendous odds and when you least expect it.
After a series of lacklustre romances, Audrey Pearce accepts a lift to a dance and meets the charismatic Jimmy Winter. Soon she goes from being a typist in a dull Bristol office to life as a memsahib in British India with a staff of fourteen servants.
The true story of Audrey and Jimmy takes place against the lush tea-gardens of Assam, the dangerous North-West Frontier, the battle-fields of war-torn Europe and the U-boat infested waters of the Atlantic. But at its heart is a simple tale of life-long love and devotion, the warm, moving and often funny account of an ordinary girl who discovers she is really quite remarkable after all.
Published: 8 July 2015
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