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And the Band Played on The Titanic Violinist and the Glovemaker - A True Story of Love, Loss and Betrayal by Christopher Ward
  

And the Band Played on The Titanic Violinist and the Glovemaker - A True Story of Love, Loss and Betrayal

Biography / Autobiography   The Real World   

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Through outstanding historical detective work the author brings to life the trauma of the Titanic through the true story of one family. It is also a moving account of how the author's quest to learn more about his grandfather revealed the shocking truth about a family he thought he knew, a truth that had been hidden for nearly a hundred years.

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And the Band Played on The Titanic Violinist and the Glovemaker - A True Story of Love, Loss and Betrayal by Christopher Ward

On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were still playing when the ship went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancee, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother. One hundred years later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way you lived - and died.

About the Author

Christopher Ward is the grandson of Jock Hume, at 21 the youngest member of the Titanic's orchestra. Christopher joined the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle-upon-Tyne aged 17, and moved to Merseyside to become the Daily Mirror's Liverpool correspondent at the height of Beatlemania. In his early twenties, he moved to London, writing a column in the Mirror for more than ten years. At 38 he became Fleet Street's then youngest editor when he was appointed editor of the Daily Express. He left, aged 42, to co-found Redwood, Europe's first customer magazine agency, of which he is Chairman today. He lives in the Scottish Borders, seventy miles from Jock Hume's birth place in Dumfries.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Christopher Ward

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Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World


ISBN

9781444707946

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