Spirit of the Titanic, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Fifteen-year-old Samuel Scott died while building the Titanic.

As the ship sails to her doom, his ghost moves restlessly alongside the passengers and crew: Frederick Fleet: the young look-out who spotted the iceberg and who survived in a life-boat with (the unsinkable) Molly Brown; Howard Hartley Wallace: the heroic band-leader who played ragtime music as the freezing waters lapped at his feet; Harold Bride: the junior radio operator whose messages echoed on, long after the ship had disappeared to its icy grave ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 20 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical
  • ISBN: 9781847171900



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I don't usually read Young Adult fiction, but this caught my eye when browsing. I am hugely interested in the whole Titanic story, and this was a well-written and original retelling of the tragedy, with enough to it to entertain adult readers as well. As far as I could remember, most of the drama drawn from "real" characters and events were accurate to what is known about them, though I did notice that one character's name was changed - for what reason, I do not know. All in all, a good addition to the Titanic canon for those who want something more than the famous film.

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A lovely gentle read. Beautifully understated writing re-telling the Titanic story but from a slightly different perspective, that of the ghost of Samuel a fifteen year old boy. An emotional, descriptive and engrossing read.