First written in 1904, the main narrative and text of this incredibly fascinating and rare memoir account - a "travel story" - is by Marie E Duncumb. And like something straight out of a novel, this 110-year-old gem had been hidden away in a chest in the attic of an old country house in Essex, England, until it was recently rediscovered in 2008.
This "First Edition" is exactly that - for it has never been published anywhere in the world before, and you can count yourself among the very first privileged listeners to ever hear Marie's delightful firsthand accounts and experiences of her travelling from London, England, via Kings Cross Railway Station to Liverpool Docks - the boarding of the Celtic and sailing onto New York. The ship was then the world's largest ship afloat and years prior to the tragic sinking of the Titanic. Marie notes: "We were much later than we expected to be getting to Sandy Hook, the cause being that we had to steam a good many miles further south than we otherwise should have done to avoid the icebergs."