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By Christopher Ward

ISBN-10: 1444707965

ISBN-13: 9781444707960

The striking precise tale of 1 of the band individuals who famously performed because the Titanic sank, written through his grandson
 
On April 14, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and workforce misplaced their lives. because the order to desert send was once given, the orchestra took their tools on deck and persisted to play as the send went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancée, Mary, was once watching for their first baby, the author's mother. A century later, Christopher Ward finds a dramatic tale of affection, loss, and betrayal, and the catastrophic influence of Jock's loss of life on very diverse Scottish households. He paints a vibrant portrait of an age during which classification decided the way people lived—and died. This notable piece of historic detective paintings is additionally a relocating account of the way the author's quest to benefit extra approximately his grandfather printed the stunning fact a couple of relations he proposal he knew, a fact that have been hidden for nearly 100 years.

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About the author Christopher Ward is the grandson of Jock Hume and Mary Costin. He 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. At 38 he became Fleet Street's then youngest editor when he was appointed editor of the Daily Express. He left to co-found Redwood, Europe's first customer magazine agency, of which he is Chairman today. uk First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton An Hachette UK company First published as an ebook in 2012 Copyright © Christopher Ward 2011 The right of Christopher Ward to be identified as the Author of the Work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

They kissed briefly through the open window then, as the locomotive built up steam and pulled slowly out of the station, they waved frantically behind a billowing curtain of smoke and steam. It would be the last time they saw each other. In Liverpool, Jock headed straight for Lord Street where he collected his bandsman’s uniform from J. J. Rayner, the naval outfitters, who had sewed on the brass White Star Line buttons and epaulettes and cleaned and pressed it. From there he walked the short distance to Castle Street to the offices of C.

At 38 he became Fleet Street's then youngest editor when he was appointed editor of the Daily Express. He left to co-found Redwood, Europe's first customer magazine agency, of which he is Chairman today. uk First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton An Hachette UK company First published as an ebook in 2012 Copyright © Christopher Ward 2011 The right of Christopher Ward to be identified as the Author of the Work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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