The newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters

Violet Jessop ; introduced, edited, and annotated by John Maxtone-Graham.

"Jessop has added a fresh, indispensable chapter to the legend of the Titanic that buffs & historians will find invaluable." Publishers Weekly "Many books on the subject are being published, but few can match this survivor's firsthand account in imparting a sense of immediacy." ALA Booklist "Jessop writes with an easy & enviable felicity.... The horror of the foundering Titanic... comes at the reader full force, as does the sinking of the hospital ship Britannic." Kirkus Reviews "I do not welcome ever more books on the Titanic, but the memoirs of a stewardess on board about that ship & the era, about her life & work... make a human story & historical vignette that needs no Titanic hype. But if that makes more people read it, so much the better, for through her own accomplished writing & Maxtone-Graham's perceptive annotations, one grows to love Violet Jessop." Lloyds List


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