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The Lifeboat

By Charlotte Rogan | Paperback | 4 Review(s)

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I was to stand trial for my life. I was twenty-two years old. I had been married for ten weeks and a widow for six. In the summer of 1914, the Empress Alexandra, a magnificent ocean liner, suffers a mysterious explosion on its voyage from London to New York City. On board are Henry Winter, a rich... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
29 Mar 2012
Author(s)
Charlotte Rogan
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN-13
9781844087532
Dimensions
152mm x 254mm x 22mm
Pages
288
Format
Paperback
Release Date
29 Mar 2012
Author(s)
Charlotte Rogan
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN-13
9781844087532
Dimensions
152mm x 254mm x 22mm
Pages
288

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When the Empress Alexandria sinks on its way from London to New York, Grace Winter is one of the survivors after her wealthy banker husband secures her a place on a lifeboat. They are a motley collection within the lifeboat and it quickly becomes apparent that the lifeboat is overcrowded - for any to live, some must die. The novel is Grace’s diary of the fortnight spent on the lifeboat before the survivors were rescued and an account of the trial for murder that she and two of her fellow survivors faced when they reached New York. This is a gripping novel and Grace is an unforgettable character - not altogether a sympathetic character. She’s too calculating for that. But this debut novel is destined - forgive the pun - to make waves.

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That sounds like an awesome read!
11 Apr 2012 08:18:32 | Julie Kitchen

Thanks Kerre sounds a good read, I'll look out for it.
11 Apr 2012 08:29:55 | Lesley Mcintosh

With all the talk around about the anniversary of the Titanic sinking, it has piqued my interest in this kind of topic and 'The Lifeboat' sounds like a good read - thanks, Kerre
11 Apr 2012 09:06:39 | Penny Ramsdale

Thanks to Kerre's review I am not sure which book I am going to get this pay. It is a toss up between The Lifeboat - this sounds awesome or When you Were Older which sounds just as good. I will just have to toss that coin.
11 Apr 2012 09:10:38 | Diane Barbara

sounds like my kind of read thanks Kerre
11 Apr 2012 09:40:15 | Christine Bensemann

This book sounds absolutely fantastic - something to really sink my teeth into over the winter months. I can see myself curling up with a nice glass of wine in front of the fire, leafing through the pages and escaping from my life for a bit. Thanks once again Kerre for such a great review!
11 Apr 2012 20:20:25 | Millie Thomas

Whoops! filled in the wrong box.Love to read anything set in a different time period.
11 Apr 2012 20:47:03 | Carole Patterson

A timely publication in view of The Titanic centenary. Looking forward to reading about the moral dilemmas of Grace and her fellow survivors when faced with the literal choice between life and death.
20 Apr 2012 12:12:27 | Jill Voice

Was fascinated by this as I flicked through it in-store a few days ago. I kept thinking about it long after I'd reluctantly put it back on the shelf - what an horrendous dilemma for the characters. Quite a haunting story. I am keen to know what happens...
15 May 2012 21:16:48 | Clare Scott

An interesting story with a few twists and turns. I got bored towards the end and found myself skipping a few pages, but the book certainly made me think!
20 Jul 2012 12:27:09 | Niki Bailey

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15 Apr 2012
By Shelley Newbery
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Can't Wait

This looks like a very interesting and nail biting suspensful read. I can not wait to buy this.

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15 Apr 2012
By Shelley Newbery
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11 Apr 2012
By Carole Patterson
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The LifeBoat

This review caught my eye , I guess because of the Titanic centerary, but I love to read period dramas - Im sure I was born a centerary later than I should have been!

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11 Apr 2012
By Carole Patterson
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11 Apr 2012
By Elsa Collecutt
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The lifeboat

The Lifeboat review gives a hint of what happens to survivors of The Empress Alexandria. Life after survivors are rescued from a ship wreck does not always cover the here after story. Sounds like a must read.

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11 Apr 2012
By Elsa Collecutt
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