Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
'A narrative both sparkling and deep... the cost of raising [the Titanic] is prohibitive; Bainbridge does the next best thing' Hilary Mantel 'Brilliant...do not miss this novel' Daily Telegraph 'A moving, microcosmic portrait of an era's bitter end' The Times For the four fraught, mysterious days of her doomed maiden voyage in 1912, the Titanic sails towards New York, glittering with luxury, freighted with millionaires and hopefuls. In her labyrinthine passageways the last, secret hours of a small group of passengers are played out, their fate sealed in prose of startling, sublime beauty, as Beryl Bainbridge's haunting masterpiece moves inexorably to its known and terrible end.
* *'Brilliant ... do not miss this novel' * DAILY TELEGRAPH * *'A moving, microcosmic portrait of an era's bitter end' THE TIMES
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 1996 and Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book Eurasia 1997. Shortlisted for Booker Prize for Fiction 1996.
*'Extraordinary . . . a wholly new and highly individual work of art . . . beautifully written' INDEPENDENT * *'Marvellous . . . exquisite pacing . . . stunning descriptions' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * 'A narrative both sparkling and deep . . . the cost of raising [the Titanic] is prohibitive; Bainbridge does the next best thing' SUNDAY TIMES * 'Bainbridge's masterpiece' EVENING STANDARD
Beryl Bainbridge is one of the greatest living novelists. Author of seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and has won many literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards.