The Two Pennies tells the true story of the Millar family in the lead up to the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in April 1912 and then continues to describe the aftermath of Titanic sinking and the loss of Thomas, using the voices of family members. It is a unique insight into how the tragedy affected ordinary lives, in particular those of his two sons.
Thomas worked in Harland & Wolff building Titanic and the joined White Star Line as a deck engineer onboard her maiden voyage.
The book has been completed revised and updated for 2012 to mark the centenary of Titanic sinking with new photographs and exclusive iPad multimedia content, including the trip on the Titanic Memorial Cruise which visited the final resting place of Titanic, before completing her journey to New York in April 2012.
The author Susie Millar is the great grand-daughter of Thomas Millar. Susie is a journalist, broadcaster and tour business owner based in Belfast, specialising in Titanic related tours. She spent over 20 years working as a television news reporter for both BBC and UTV, before starting her tour company, based around her unique connection to RMS Titanic.