I can’t remember how I got to know about Catherine Lim, but it was probably sometime in secondary school. I think we read one of her books, A Serpent’s Tooth, for English Literature. Catherine Lim is one of the more well-known Singapore authors.
I remember I first came across this book “Meet Me On The QE2” in the secondary school library. I liked it so much that I wanted to buy it from the school library but the library would not sell it to me. Years later, I found it at a second-hand book fair and I immediately bought it.
I searched online and found out that Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2 for short) is a retired ocean liner built for the Cunard Line. It took its maiden voyage on 2 May 1969 and it retired in 2008. It is now operating as a floating hotel in Dubai.
“Meet Me On The QE2” is a hilarious story of Catherine Lim’s maiden voyage on the famous Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner. She devised a plan for seducing a wealthy gentleman so that she “could be settled down comfortably for the rest of your life”, quoting the Concerned Older Sister.
After reading about her fantastic encounter, I was itching to go on the Queen Elizabeth 2 on my own until I remembered that it is no longer in service.
Oh well, I guess I will just have to settle for the Royal Caribbean, if I can ever afford one.