The Sinking of One Man’s Reputation

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Host: Edinburgh International Book Festival
Location: Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Speaker: Frances Wilson, Sheena McDonald

Of the many anniversaries in 2012, the centenary of the Titanic’s sinking remains the most poignant. Frances Wilson’s How to Survive the Titanic turns the spotlight onto J Bruce Ismay, the ship’s owner, who jumped into a lifeboat and rowed to safety. Accused of cowardice, Ismay became the victim of a press hate campaign, and here Wilson explores the reasons behind his actions. Chaired by Sheena McDonald.

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