The strange and fascinating story of the owner of the Titanic, J. Bruce Ismay, the man who jumped ship
Frances Wilson is a critic, journalist and the author of three works of non-fiction, Literary Seductions, The Courtesan's Revenge and The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, which won the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize in 2009. She lives in London with her daughter.
Beautifully written, and beautifully deconstructed * Sunday Times * A gripping study - part reportage, part biography, part literary criticism - of the more intimate ramifications of a disaster which still haunts the public imagination * Sunday Telegraph * Wonderfully rich and multi-layered ... Full of fascinating details ... It is one of the few works of recent non-fiction that would benefit from a second, or even a third reading. Every sentence crackles with intelligence * Mail on Sunday * Masterful and timely * Daily Telegraph * An unusual and creative book ... in the end, the subject of this fascinating book is not just historical or biographical uncertainty, but psychological and moral ambiguity * Guardian * Wilson's biography is beautifully written and beautifully constructed * Sunday Times *