Söndags-smakbit # 48
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Jag har idag läst ut romanen The Deep av Alma Katsu som utspelar sig ombord på två fartyg, Titanic under sin jungfruresa och dess systerfartyg Britannicas dito fyra år senare.
Titeln är länkad till förlaget där du kan läsa mer.
“The cabin was a large one for a single person, it´s anteroom included table and chairs, and a door separating it from the bedroom.
Stead had a long list of things requiring her attention: additional blankets, heavier drapes for the porthole, candles (electric lights being detrimental to health, he insisted) a pillow of duck and not chicken feathers. Preferences for breakfast (oats cooked in cream, two duck eggs – quail if duck was unavailable, soft-boiled, all to be delivered to his door no later than 5:30 a.m and he was not to be disturbed between the hours of 2-4 a.m (whom did he think would disturb him at such an hour?)”
“Though the ship was as claustrophobic as ever, the company of her friends made it bearable. Her nervousness began to lift, being in that swirl of activity – pretty gowns, men in black, bright chatter – she was like an old warhorse responding to the sound of gunfire and the smell of powder. She was made for this, born and trained. The banquet hall was her war table, the ballroom her battlefield.”