The sinking of RMS Titanic has been intrigued people across the globe since the maritime disaster in 1912. Many often wonder exactly what happened that fateful night and the people onboard the ship. For many 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic is a focal point in the history of the sunken vessel.
Local author Bev Dulson has always been interested in the story of RMS Titanic, and requested to take a tour of 30 James Street. Not only does Bev have a vivid imagination, but she also has a rather personal connection to our hotel, which was the former White Star Line Headquarters, where her Grandfather once worked.
Bev knew our hotel was the ideal location to feature in her book, which she references in her acknowledgements, shown below. We here at 30 James Street are immensely proud to have been a source of inspiration for the talented author, who has wrote novels ‘Love Overboard’, ‘Betrayal’ and ‘Twisted Sister’, plus more.
Take a look at Bev Dulson’s kind words in her new book:
Lots of people to thank as usual. The inspiration for this book came from my life long obsession with the Titanic and the White Star building in Liverpool (which is the company my grandad used to work for).
So, firstly, thanks to William at Signature Living (30 James Street) for letting me view the hotel and to the lovely Sophie who showed me around and totally bought into my excitement when I walked into the Presidential Suite and said ‘Oh my God, I can totally see my character here.’ I’d like to think she didn’t think I was nuts! I hope I’ve done the hotel justice and one day I WILL be staying in the Presidential Suite!
To my ex colleagues at the Liverpool Echo for providing me with the newsroom background (the shenanigans in the fictional Liverpool News are all my imagination!)
To my proof readers, Zoe Dingwall who read it in a day and it made her cry (would like to say I’m sorry, but I’m not), Emma Coyne Ian Bradley….
To my policemen friends, Paul Quest and Jaime Brannigan for the advice on child abandonment – any mistakes are mine!
As always, my writing buddy, Cat Batty, this whole writing lark would be no fun without you!
To my lovely friends who are always so supportive. Thank you for the many hours of giggling.
Lisa Rice for some amazing turns of phrase which she kindly let me pinch ‘balls to the wall’, being my favourite.
To everyone who has sent me a message or left a review, it absolutely means the world.
Finally my little family, my hubby/self-appointed agent, I think you may just be as crazy as I am.
Love you Mr D and our beautiful girls. You are my everything and the reason I keep following my dream.
Her latest book ‘Read All About It’ tells the story of Hollywood actor Luke Danes, who leaves the glitz and glamorous world following a tragic accident, and has taken a role in a new movie filmed in Liverpool. Francesca Fox, a budding reporter, is keen to land a scoop for the Liverpool News so she can be promoted to Deputy Editor – so she is tasked with finding out the A list celebrity’s secrets. Meanwhile, Leah Latimer is searching for her family, after she was abandoned by a baby, and so turns to the Liverpool News to help with her search. However, a routine story soon turns into headline news.
Read All About It by Bev Dulson will soon be available from Amazon on 29th January 2016.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bev for featuring 30 James Street in her acknowledgements, and wish every success with the new book. We cannot wait to read it!