Women and Children First

Women and Children First : Bravery, Love and Fate: the Untold Story of the Doomed Titanic

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Praise for Gill Paul: 'A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story...A triumph.' DINAH JEFFERIES 'Gripping, romantic and evocative of its time.' LULU TAYLOR It is 1912. Against all odds, the Titanic is sinking. As desperate hands emerge from the icy water, a few lucky row boats float in the darkness. On the boats are four survivors. Reg, a handsome young steward working in the first-class dining room; Annie, an Irishwoman travelling to America with her children; Juliet, a titled English lady who is pregnant and unmarried, and George, a troubled American millionaire. In the wake of the tragedy, each of these people must try to rebuild their lives. But how can life ever be the same again when you've heard over a thousand people dying in the water around you? Haunting, emotional and beautifully written, Women and Children First breathes fresh life into the most famous disaster of the 20th century. A gripping read from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 38mm | 359.99g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847563252
  • 9781847563255
  • 128,605

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'A warm-hearted and engaging novel that breathes fresh life into the well-known tragedy of the Titanic' Amanda Brookfield. PRAISE FOR GILL PAUL'S OTHER NOVELS 'Meticulously researched and evocatively written, this sweeping story will keep a tight hold on your heartstrings until the final page' Iona Grey 'A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story: the heartbreak genuine, the research brilliant. I love the way the present narrative throws light on the past story so that the transitions are smooth. A triumph.' Dinah Jefferies 'A marvellous story: gripping, romantic and evocative of a turbulent and fascinating time' Lulu Taylor 'This was just magical. At the last line, tears rolled down my cheeks. Highly recommended.' Louise Beech 'A heart-warming affirmation of the tenacity of human love' Liz Trenow 'Gill Paul has crafted a beautiful book. The passages set in Russia in 1914 are so richly described and researched that I felt as if I was living in the pages myself. I adored it.' Amanda Jennings 'This is an intriguing and involving book that explores a really fascinating period in time in a clever and highly enjoyable way. I was hooked into both timelines from the start.' Joanna Courtney, author of The Chosen Queen and The Constant Queen 'A beautiful and moving story, beautifully and movingly told. I read it in just two sittings ... I enjoyed every page' John Julius Norwich 'Gill Paul has clearly done her research in this absorbing story that cleverly blends imagination with historical fact. Tragic, touching and authentic-feeling.' Kate Riordan 'A marvellous moving adventure, full of vivid colour and atmospheric detail. If you loved POLDARK you'll love this!' Lulu Taylor 'A terrific adventure story, full of romance and atmospheric detail - a great escapist read' Liz Trenowshow more

About Gill Paul

Gill Paul is a full-time writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of Titanic Love Stories, a non-fiction book about honeymoon couples on the Titanic, and two previous novels - Enticement and Compulsion.show more

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1,226 ratings
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4 34% (422)
3 14% (170)
2 4% (45)
1 1% (13)
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