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No Moon by Irene Watts

No Moon tells the story of a young British girl at the turn of the 20th Century.  As a young teen, Louisa jumps at the chance to become a nursemaid for a wealthy family in London, as it means she can help her parents support their large family.  It’s hard work and Louisa quickly learns her place in the hierarchy of the staff.  Her dedication to her job doesn’t go unnoticed, though, and she is asked to join the family on their vacation to New York when the head nanny falls just before the trip.  Louisa and her young charges set sail on the doomed Titanic.

This book offers a very interesting glimpse of life in England at this time and the stark divisions between the different classes.  Fans of stories about the Titanic will also enjoy seeing the journey from Louisa’s perspective.