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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Love, Love Me Do - Mark Haysom
An astonishing debut from Mark Haysom, Love, Love Me Do is set in 1963 - the year the Beatles first top the charts and the year Martin Luther King has a dream. It is utterly original, sweet and funny. Not one to pass by!
1963. Truman Bird moves his family from their Brighton home to a dilapidated caravan in the Ashdown Forest - then disappears. A charmer, a chancer, a liar - he's always got away with it, but now he only has one day to put things right... For Truman's wife, Christie, life has not turned out.