Newly Available eBook Version of ‘Tarn to Titanic’ Biography of Joseph Bell

The success of the fund raising paperback biography of Joseph Bell titled ‘Tarn to Titanic: Life & Times of Joseph Bell Chief Engineer’ in Autumn 2013, has persuaded us to make the biography accessible now as a PDF [Portable Document Format] from this website for, in particular, English speaking individuals from around the world who regularly visit this site and would otherwise have no access to the title. In receiving the biography with a donation to the ‘Joseph Bell Memorial Appeal,’ it will be helping with the conservation of his only memorial situated in Farlam, his birthplace, in Cumbria.

Front Page

Front Page

The book contains 74 pages on the life of Joseph Bell, the contents includes:

  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Farlam’s History
  • Bell Ancestry
  • Life on the Farm
  • Coal and Steam
  • School Days
  • Bell to Bridge
  • Continuity with White Star
  • Tributes and Memorials

With approximately 95 photographs and illustrations (mostly in colour), a Bell family tree and copies of original telegrams and historical materials from his life, this is well worth a read. The proceeds are being spent to restore the memorial to Joseph Bell, more details below. To receive a copy of the eBook in PDF format, please provide a minimum donation of £5 (GBP) via to and we will provide a download link by return.  You can see how the proceeds are being spent by watching this ITV News coverage of the stone mason restoring Joseph’s Memorial.

Proceeds of the Sale

Proceeds of the Sale

The book is also available as an A7 full colour printed version by mail order:

  • In the UK a donation of £12.00 including postage & packing
  • Other countries a donation of £10 plus postage & packing but please make contact first (by emailing so we can quote you the appropriate P&P costs

One Response to “Newly Available eBook Version of ‘Tarn to Titanic’ Biography of Joseph Bell”

  1. Newly Available eBook Version of ‘Tarn to Titanic’ Biography of Joseph Bell | Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer on the R.M.S. Titanic Says:

    […] To read more about the eBook visit this page to find out how to get your copy. […]

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