Margaret Anne Brady


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Janine Zettl

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Hi! I've once read a book which is called ''Voyage on the great Titanic-The diary of Margaret Anne Brady'' and I was fascinated of it. But I couldn't find any information about a passenger named like that. Does anybody know something about her or knows if she has even existed? Thank you!

Sincerely, Janine
 

Bob Godfrey

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Hallo, Janine. Yes, the book is a good read and as far as I can recall it was quite well researched to get most of the details right. Some of the background characters are real people, but Margaret Anne, her employer and the young steward who befriends her are fictional characters.
 
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I am having the same problem I went to see the exhibit at theRaliegh science musesum and picked up the book and was wandering how come I couldn't find anything about her.

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Hey, Janine
I have that book also. If you flip to the last page in writing in the book, it says that the book is Fiction. It also says that Margaret Ann Brady is a fictional character and the diary and epilogue were made up. Many characters in those books are real, and if u want to check that, look under the passenger lists on the site.
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Janine Zettl

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Thanks very much you all, your posts definitely helped me!!!
Janine
 
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Andrea Jane Rice

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Janine,

I also have the diary of Margaret Anne Brady and it is one of a series of books entitled "My Diary". There are also ones of the London plague, starvation in victorian Ireland, the Great War, and many more. They are all great reads and the background story and events are true, but the individual's who's diaries they are supposed to be are fiction. It actually says somewhere (in small print) that they were designed to educate children on historical events.

However, if you do find something that is genuine, I would be very interested to know - I feel there must be some diaries out there which survived either with a survivor or were recovered.

Regards,


Andrea
 

Dave Gittins

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I recently acquired the Margaret Brady book for a song. It's not bad for what it is. Forget the part that's meant to be factual. It's riddled with all the usual errors that result from copying from unreliable books.

The best part is probably the account of abandoning ship. It conveys something of the confusion and the failure of the passengers to understand the seriousness of the situation. The general story is feasible and the epilogue is quite realistic.

Occasionally the language grates. White Star did not have a "logo" and Edwardian ladies did not expect their maids to wait on them at any "point in time".
 
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Janine Zettl

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Thanks very much again! I also read that part about Margaret Anne Brady where it said that she was a fictional character, but since the book has an epilogue I wasn't sure anymore. Well thanks anyway, I think it still is a great book and has many facts about Titanic which are true.
Have a nice before-christmas-time
Best wishes, Janine
 
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Lizzy Collins

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I wondered whether Margaret Anne Brady was real. After reading previous posts, i found the bit that says its all fiction. Although I now know that its all fiction, I still think the book is as fantastic as before I found out. Thanks to everyone!
 
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Lizzy Collins

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For those of you fellow members who have read Voyage on the Great Titanic, you will understand my username
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tammie

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i have read the book and for all those who said she was fiction she is not try looking her up on wikipedia.
 

Bob Godfrey

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Anybody can write whatever they like on Wikipedia - even if they don't know what they're talking sbout. Try looking Miss Brady up in the passenger lists. That's where reality can best be found. The book and the character are fiction, as the author (and better informed articles on Wikipedia) quite clearly state. End of story. And that's what it is, Tammie - just a story.
 

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the character [is] fiction, as the author (and better informed articles on Wikipedia) quite clearly state

And, in fact, the Wikipedia article now so states (at least for the moment), and the associated discussion page now contains a link to this discussion.
 

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