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The Two Pennies: A True Story from the Titanic
by Susie Millar
The Two Pennies tells the true story of the Millar family in the lead up to Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912. It is a unique insight into how the tragedy affected ordinary lives, in particular those of Thomas Millar's two sons. The story continues to describe the aftermath of Titanic's sinking, using the voices of several different characters.
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When I first heard the story of the two pennies, I knew I wanted to read this book. It tells the moving story of two children who were orphaned when Titanic went down, claiming their father's life, less than three months after they lost their mother to illness. Susie Millar is the granddaughter of the youngest boy. She tells the story from the viewpoint of her great-grandparents, the two boys, and other family members. This brings real life to another Titanic accounting, one that reveals the pri ...more
It's an easy read with short chapters that give you a glimpse into the lives of each character in the Millar family. I love how it's told from the perspective of each family member and how each chapter is dedicated to a different character. It's easy to see how close knit a family the Millars were and probably still are. Susie's family should be very proud of her book.