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    Description'I did not like big ships...I was secretly afraid' admits Violet Jessop in this unique eyewitness account of the most written about disaster of the twentieth century. Joining the Royal Mail Line in 1908 at the age of twenty-one, Violet Jessop spent her entire career at sea, travelling on more than 200 voyages. She was a stewardess for first-class passengers on the Titanic when it sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg. Her description of the sinking is chilling as she sees to the needs of the passengers before finding a warm coat for herself. While in the lifeboat, someone threw her a 'forgotten baby', and she watched, fascinated as the ship went down 'as if by looking I could keep her afloat'. Four years later, she was a wartime nurse aboard the hospital ship, Britannic, when it struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Aegean. These memoirs give us a unique glimpse of life below decks aboard one of the great ocean liners. From Jessop's unusual vantage point, we learn what life was like for those who worked on the ships: hilarious fellow stewardesses, cramped quarters, wartime alerts, impossible passengers ('the haughty, gimlet eyes of a certain well-known society woman'), philandering shipmates, exotic ports, unrequited love and tragic deaths.


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    Title
    "Titanic" Survivor
    Subtitle
    The Memoirs of Violet Jessop Stewardess
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Violet Jessop
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750946636
    ISBN 10: 0750946636
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, WGG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24360
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006000, BIO006000, HIS000000
    DC22: 363.123092
    Thema V1.0: DNBH1, NHTM, WGG
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    19 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    Violet Jessop was a stewardess on the Titanic.