The Master's TaleThe Master’s Tale is a fascinating and gripping read. For those of us who know nothing about the intricacies of sail and steam ships it is an eye opener and puts the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic in a completely different light.

I found the author’s portrayal of the Captain of the Titanic both realistic and sensitive. She has brought to life what it was to be a Master Mariner at the turn of the century. Well worth reading.