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After taking on the ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole in her previous book, Birthday Boys, Bainbridge tackles a much larger 1912 disaster: the sinking of the Titanic. The narrator, a 22-year-old named Morgan, brushes up against real-life victims such as John James Astor early in the voyage, while falling in love with the beautiful and unobtainable Wallis Ellery. The deadly maiden voyage of the world's largest ocean liner becomes a journey of self-discovery in this portentous, postmodern work, shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“Kerry Shale, surely one of the most versatile of voices, brings all the pensive wit of the text to the fore.”
Irish Times 3/5/97
“This is one of those rare literary events that can be unequivocally recommended with confidence to any reader or listener. Kerry Shale reads brilliantly, adding another to his growing list of audiobook triumphs.”
Oxford Times 21/2/97
Frankly , I'm stil waiting for something to happen||| Even the sinking of The Ship seemed a triviality !Published 1 month ago by Eva
An excellent book - simultaneously funny, eloquent, illuminating, entertaining and tragic. Although the style and structure is vaguely reminiscent of PD James (probably because of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
My husband wanted this book and has not finished it yet, but happy.Published 10 months ago by J. Edmonds
I finished this, my third historical novel - one which received much praise from the critics - in quite a short period. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Minijax
A wonderful book giving us a picture of the lives of a group of rich young men in their world where everyone knew or knew of everyone else. Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2013 by Alison Hart
I've been meaning to read this for years now,and it has not disappointed in any way. Great story,well written,woven round well known facts about actual events that don't over... Read morePublished on 20 Jun. 2013 by fraser mcinnes
A view into the upper class world. The author is great at weaving lives. I've read The Bottle Factory Outing and The Birthday Boys and prefered them.Published on 18 Jun. 2013 by Pippa Sidney-Woollett
I enjoyed the story and got involved with the characters but it ended too soon, I wanted to know a bit morePublished on 20 May 2013 by Lizzibizz
This is an event much written about but Beryl Bainbridge brings the characters to life in her own inimitable way so that we feel their terror and their heartache fully and... Read morePublished on 26 Dec. 2012 by Liz