Murphy, Allison

Allison Murphy, an award winning Belfast teacher, was introduced to George’s story by her mother-in-law, who nursed him in his last days. She encouraged her to research the background and tell his story. Allison took on the challenge and has set the story of these two remarkable characters in the context of their time, tracing them through letters and documents and imagining conversations that would have happened. Allison, author of ‘Titanic Times’ (1997) and ‘When Dublin was the capital’ (2000), lives in Portaferry, Co.Down, with her family