THE MIDNIGHT WATCH by David Dyer

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May 2016, no. 381
Felicity Plunkett reviews 'The Midnight Watch' by David Dyer

THE MIDNIGHT WATCH

by David Dyer

Hamish Hamilton $32.99 pb, 318 pp, 9781926428727

THE MIDNIGHT WATCH by David Dyer

Reviewed by
May 2016, no. 381

Two headlines, a day apart, evoke the confusion surrounding the fate of the Titanic in April 1912. New York's Evening Sun reported, 'ALL SAVED FROM TITANIC AFTER COLLISION'. Twenty-four hours later, The Boston Daily Globe added: 'TITANIC SINKS, 1500 DIE.' From there, the sinking of the 'unsinkable' Titanic has been the subject of conflicting accounts. Books, films, and nightmares, survivors' stories, songs, and poems, conspiracy theory fuelled by inconsistencies and by weird and cryptic evidence and the rumblings of rumour are all part of an indefatigable industry.

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'The Midnight Watch' by David Dyer

THE MIDNIGHT WATCH

by David Dyer

Hamish Hamilton $32.99 pb, 318 pp, 9781926428727

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