Every Man For Himself
By Beryl Bainbridge
* *'Brilliant . . . do not miss this novel' * DAILY TELEGRAPH
* *'A moving, microcosmic portrait of an era's bitter end' THE TIMES
For the four fraught, mysterious days of her doomed maiden voyage in 1912, the Titanic sails towards New York, glittering with luxury, freighted with millionaires and hopefuls. In her labyrinthine passageways are played out the last, secret hours of a small group of passengers, their fate sealed in prose of startling, sublime beauty, as Beryl Bainbridge's haunting masterpiece moves inexorably to its known and terrible end.
Beryl Bainbridge wrote seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and won literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.
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05 Sep 2002
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Extraordinary... a wholly new and highly individual work of art... beautifully written — INDEPENDENT
Marvellous... exquisite pacing... stunning descriptions — INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
A narrative both sparkling and deep... the cost of raising [the Titanic] is prohibitive; Bainbridge does the next best thing — SUNDAY TIMES
Bainbridge's masterpiece — EVENING STANDARD