Sunday, September 23, 2007

An Irish Family's Dark Secret, and the Legend of the Titanic

Three years ago, writer Martina Devlin stumbled across the fact that her grandmother's uncle was aboard the Titanic when it went down in the Northern Atlantic 95 years ago. Unbeknownst to her generation, her uncle's fiancée and unborn child also were on board--but survived.

Sometimes truth is stranger--and more imaginative--than fiction. Click here to read Martina's story in the Belfast Telegraph of how she was inspired to write a novel, and through her research, tracked down the descendants of her great-granduncle.

Hat Tip: Irish Roots Cafe blog
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