The Booker Best of Beryl
The late, much-loved Dame Beryl Bainbridge was shortlisted five times for the Booker Prize - the most that any author has been shortlisted - but never actually won.
Beryl Bainbridge’s fictional history chronicles the fate of the privileged passengers of the Titanic on its doomed maiden voyage.
For four fraught, mysterious days of 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 this haunting masterpiece moves inexorably to its known and terrible end.
About the AuthorBeryl Bainbridge, who died in 2010, was a Booker Prize heroine. She was an actress (appearing in Coronation Street) before becoming a novelist and much-loved, cigarette-dangling public figure.