Who were the main characters in this story?

The characters
Jock Hume had played the fiddle in ships' orchestras since he was fifteen. On his return he and his fiance Mary Costin were to marry ...more

What YOU say about
And the Band Played On

What YOU say about And the Band Played On
Since writing And The Band Played On I have received hundreds of heart-warming emails and letters about the book......more

About the author


About the Author
Christopher Ward is the grandson of Jock and Mary. He is a former editor of the Daily Express. This is his family's story ...more

Don't miss the film about the book

Filming of the Documentary
The Discovery Channel has filmed an amazing drama-doc based on the book to be screened the week of the centenary in April 2012 ...more

Read the reviews of
And the Band Played On

Reviews of the Book
'A terrific read - a gripping and moving account not just of the sinking of the Titanic but of the class system' - Alastair Campbell ...more

Upcoming reader events for your diary

Reader events
Meet the author during Titanic Centenary year. March 1st marks the publication of the paperback edition of And The Band Played On. ...more
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Video: The story of what happened after the Titanic sank
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