Synopses & Reviews
B-format paperback edition of last year's winner of the Whitbread Award for fiction, which also featured on the Booker shortlist. Based around the disastrous maiden voyage of "The Titanic", it is being hailed as one of Bainbridge's finest works to date, and could be one of the big paperback fiction titles of the autumn. "Darkly brilliant...a rare and remarkable novel" "The Observer".
Four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank within 20 minutes, killing 1500 people. Here the story of the lost four days is told by Morgan, the nephew of the owner of the shipping line, his fate linked to the mysterious Scurra who remarks that it's "every man for himself".