Sunday, March 25, 2012

John Welshman's "Titanic," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town by John Welshman.

The entry begins:
With the help of our teenage son, I had a lot of fun with this. The book focuses on 12 people whose stories are woven into the narrative. They have been chosen to represent, as far as possible, the idea of the Titanic as being like a ‘small town’. So there are passengers and crew members; children as well as adults; women as well as men; rich and poor; and people from Britain, the United States, South Africa; Finland, and the Lebanon. I try to see the disaster through their eyes, and the book is as visual as possible. Here is my cast list:

Adrien Brody would play the part of Lawrence Beesley (35), an English science teacher travelling to visit his brother in Toronto. With the skill of a novelist, but the precision of as scientist, Beesley observes events as they unfold.

Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn) would take the part of Harold Bride (22), the Assistant Wireless Operator. Young and relatively inexperienced, Bride is totally unaware of what is in store for him.

Abigail...[read on]
Learn more about Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town at the Oxford University Press website.

John Welshman is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Lancaster University. He is the author or editor of six books on twentieth-century British social history, including Churchill's Children: The Evacuee Experience in Wartime Britain.

My Book, The Movie: Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town.

--Marshal Zeringue