SISTERSHIPS

A Fictional Tale Aboard Titanic's Forgotten Sister the Olympic

DISCOVER THE OLYMPIC

Sisterships, by Elaine Gallagher, tells the tale of Betsy Oakes, a recently unemployed governess in England’s Midlands in 1912. Inspired to travel alone to Canada she excitedly books passage on Titanic’s maiden voyage. A stroke of luck forces her to be rebooked on the ship’s identical ship the Olympic on its next sailing following the tragic sinking. On board she forms a close friendship with a stewardess and over the course of the passage they unveil their stories of lives, loves and amazingly, their mutual survival of the Titanic demise. Readings of historical fiction will be fascinated by the 40 years of research that make their way into this gripping tale.

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"Lucy held up the Burton Observer that she clutched, and Betsy read the headline: Titanic Sunk. Many Lives Lost. …For a moment Betsy couldn’t breathe. She swayed as the implications slammed into her. “Good God” she finally gasped, “I was supposed to be on that ship!” - Sisterships
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