20 Oct 2010

STAR OF THE SEA by Joseph O'Connor

Just about to finish this book as it was recommended to me as a good starting point for realising the conditions and previous history of emigration from Ireland. Although fiction and based 65 years before the Titanic set sail it gives a very energetic account of what conditions were like for emigrants during the famine. Some in dire poverty and some with much to lose. Conditions which I'm sure also prevailed on board Titanic and which I'd like to touch upon through the narrative of my book.

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