The First Violin

Yvonne Hume

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ISBN: 9781551099187

The First Violin

The life and loss of the Titanic's violinist John Law Hume

  Author:   Yvonne Hume    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

In Halifax’s Fairview Cemetery lies the body of John Law Hume, first violinist of RMS Titanic. As the ship sank that tragic night in April 1912, legend has it that the band played on right to the very end.The First Violin tells the story of the construction and sinking of the great ocean liner on her maiden voyage and also recounts the fascinating life and loss of the ship’s violinist John Law Hume. Written by Hume’s great-niece, Yvonne Hume, the book traces the first violinist’s early years in Dumfries, Scotland, the events that led him to play on board the Titanic, and the doomed voyage across the Atlantic.The book also recounts the chaotic aftermath, with the recovery of bodies and the eventually identification in the Halifax graveyard of body No. 193: John Law Hume. This illustrated edition includes over 100 photos, diagrams, and letters documenting the tragic story, and includes a short foreword by Millvina Dean, Titanic’s last survivor.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781551099187
Item NB1020
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on January 25 2012
Language eng
Pages 76
Format Paperback
Dimensions9.25(in) x 6.5(in)
Shipping weight170(g)
Yvonne Hume is the author of Dinner is Served: Menus From the Great Liner. The great-niece of John Law Hume, she lives near King’s Lynn, U.K. Visit her at