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By Christopher Ward

The notable real tale of 1 of the band participants who famously performed because the Titanic sank, written by means of his grandson</B> On 14th April 1912, when the enormous struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and group misplaced their lives. because the order to desert send used to be 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, used to be 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 impression of Jock's dying on very various Scottish households. He paints a brilliant portrait of an age during which type decided how you lived—and died. This remarkable piece of historic detective paintings is additionally a relocating account of the way the author's quest to profit extra approximately his grandfather published the surprising fact a few relations he inspiration he knew, a fact that were hidden for nearly 100 years.</B>

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