Read Women & Children First Online Free - She was the most magnificent ship ever built, yet on the eve of 14th April the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, leaving the lucky ones floating in wooden rowing boats, and the rest struggling for their lives in the icy water.
The sinking of the Titanic not only steals lives but blows apart the futures of those who survive: Reg, a handsome young steward who works in the first class dining room: Annie, a gifted Irishwoman who is travelling to America with her four children: Juliette, a titled English lady who is pregnant and unmarried: American millionaire George Grayling and his wife Margaret who are trapped in a poisoned marriage; and a mystery passenger who never shows her face in public.
As each of them tries to come to terms with the aftershock of the fateful might, they must begin to rebuild their lives. But how can life ever be the same again when you've heard thousands of people dying in the water around you?
Rich with authentic historical detail, this unforgettable novel is sure to captivate fans of Downton Abbey, Rachel Hore, and Sarah Blakes The Postmistress.
Will coincide with the release of Julian Fellowes' four-part Titanic mini-series and James Camersons 3d Titanic.
Huge coverage expected for the centenary of the Titanic and major publicity for Women & Children First
Exclusive extra material includes original photographs from onboard the ship and the extraordinary facts behind the Titanic.
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June 20, 2012
Women & Children First is a touching tale, about what it must have been like to survive the sinking of the Titanic.
Reg Parton is a good looking young steward, who works in the first class dining room. Reg dreams of one day running his own small restaurant.
Lady Juliette Mason-Parker is an Eng...
October 16, 2012
I really enjoyed this book; not only because I have a large interest in the Titanic but because it was so beautifully written with a good level of character development, I found myself caring for the characters and becoming anxious about their fates, but this is all down to how lovely the writin...
October 01, 2013
strangely i enjoyed this book..yes we all know what happens in the end, but this book took the story further by asking what happened next.. though story purely fictional and soem bits were raised eyebrows at.. it was quite a good wee read!
April 12, 2013
I thought there couldn't be a new angle on the Titanic story, but I was mistaken. Here, Gill Paul takes a select group of characters and explores how they deal with surviving the disaster. It makes for much more interesting reading than I initially thought it would. How do you live with the memor...
August 31, 2017
I really love her writing and have read quite a few of her books but this one fell short for me..good but not great, although I loved her take on the Titanic events and focusing on the aftermath.
October 06, 2012
Women & Children First is set on the Titanic and tells the story of Reg, Juliette and Annie.
Reg Parsons is a 21 year old first class steward. He has worked on many ships but he is hoping one day he will save enough money to set up a business of his own and afford some of the luxuries he sees...
March 11, 2017
This book makes you think. To be lucky enough to survive a tragedy such as the sinking of the titanic, yet having to live on with guilt and remorse. Sometimes you can't escape what life has in store for you.
April 21, 2012
A very well researched book on a subject that I find fascinating.
Sadly I didn't feel any kind of a connection with any of the characters. So much so, that if they had all perished, I wouldn't have cared less.
How the characters coped with their lives following the disaster was very interesting....
June 21, 2017
This one I noticed on some Goodreads lists and wanted to read it as it has the Titanic in the plot. I have read the authors non-fiction book so I was looking forward to reading this one. At first I wondered if it could hold my interest in part two, the lives of people after the sinking but it cer...
February 13, 2017
One of my favorites so far this year. Unlikely, I know.
Many many titanic books to read but this one stood out in a good way. Entertaining, intriguing, good characters, well researched.
At the top of its genre, a worthy entertainment read