SynopsisApart from the weather it was a routine voyage for the MV Lycomedes, ploughing up the North Sea on a blisteringly windy winter’s day. True, Second Officer Fuller thought he’d seen a blip on the radar screen but when he looked himself through the binoculars, there was nothing there.
It was the Master who finally spotted it, veering like a sheer cliff out of the boiling foam – a great steel pyramid, less than 200 feet away. When the collision came, ripping a jagged gash in the ship’s bowels, the wounded Lycomedes had only 14 minutes left afloat. And 53 men began the grim struggle to survive.
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Life Mask - Emma Donoghue
In a time of looming war, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? Will Anne Damer, a sculptor and rumored Sapphist, be the cause of Eliza's fall from grace?