In the early hours of 15 April 1912, after the majestic liner Titanic had split apart and the 1,500 men, women and children struggled to stay alive in the freezing Atlantic, the sea was alive with the sound of screaming. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. Yet the echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors.
'An exemplary biography of a tortured, difficult and outstandingly gifted human being'
Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
'A superb, warts-and-all biography' J.G. Ballard, Daily Telegraph
'So good that I wish I had written it myself' A. N. Wilson
Publication date: 27/10/2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||27th October 2011|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
Andrew Wilson is the author of Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best biography. He has written for most of Britain's national newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Daily Mail. He lives in London. Author photo © Johnny RingMore About Andrew Wilson