On April 14, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were still playing when the ship went down.
The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancée, Mary was expecting their child, the author's mother.
One hundred years later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way we lived - and died. (pb)