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Far From Plain Sailing

by Phillipa Benson

Phillippa’s story begins in India, where her mother was born a child of the Raj. In the 1960s, as a newly-married young woman, Phillippa leaves the security of England for a new life in South Africa, where she encounters delights and trials in equal measure. Far From Plain Sailing unfolds to reveal a sensitive yet determined woman who refuses to give in to a series of seemingly insurmountable problems and harrowing experiences. Phillippa’s love for her children and determination to protect them shine through as her adventures continue and her first marriage goes disastrously wrong. She ultimately finds herself on a lonely road of self-delusion, self destruction and oblivion. Emerging renewed and with a strong urge to discover her roots and her reason for being, she embarks on a search for the history of her family, discovering at last her true identity. The book ends with a transcription of her grandmother’s diary, relating the extraordinary story of a journey on horseback into the Himalayas in 1891.

Far From Plain Sailing is a book for those who have lost their way, to inspire them to look towards a happier tomorrow and to find the right path in life.

Published: March 2013
Pages: 264
ISBN: 978-1-90954-440-6
Size: 234 x 156
Price: £12.50
Format: Paperback

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