Gareth McCarthy aged 11 from Glenann Primary School
The book that I am reviewing is called Titanic Voyage from Drumshee. It was written by award winning Irish authoress Cora Harrison, who lives with her 2 year old German shepherd wolf in a cottage in Co. Clare. The novel is one of a series of books about Drumshee. I read one of Cora’s books called the Famine Secret at Drumshee when I was doing my famine topic. The story is about a young girl called Kitty Mc Mahon who arrives in Drumshee from Liverpool to stay with her relatives after her mother and father die. Kitty is very talented at dressmaking and sewing; these talents are noticed by a Lady Victoria, a very wealthy woman who lives in Corifin House. Kitty is then asked to travel on the Titanic to look after Lady Victoria’s niece and nephew. Kitty is very excited to board this magnificent liner. However tragedy strikes when it hits an iceberg and begins to sink into the dark, sombre waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Confusion and chaos go through Kitty’s mind as she searches frantically from bottom to top for Robert and Tabitha who have gone missing in this vast ship. To see if Kitty finds the children and if they survive read to find out …? My favourite character is Kitty because she is valiant and determined. She is also a very courageous and eager character and wouldn’t give up until she was with the children. I also liked that Kitty used her initiative to find a way for them to be safe. My favourite part was when the ship was sinking because you didn’t know who was going to survive or what was going to happen. I thought the book was engrossing and I would rate it 9˝ out of 10.
Cora Harrison says
What a lovely review - thank you very much. It's very complimentary to me to have someone like you, obviously intelligent, writing about my book like that. I'm glad you liked Kitty - she is quite a favourite of mine. She comes into 'World War I - Rescue from Drumshee' also.