In 7 seconds the tall, glamorous businesswoman went from busy woman of the world with everything to live for to double-leg amputee, her life in ruins.
Then it got worse....
"Diana's story is one of triumph." Daily Mail
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A few days after her accident, as she lay in hospital, traumatized and heavily sedated, Diana learnt via a newspaper article that the railway’s Transport Police were to interview her with a view to prosecution. She had boarded a moving train, they said, and trespassed onto their railway line.
Diana's fight for justice took 5 years and was, she declares with no hesitation, a more harrowing experience than having both of her legs ‘stolen’ from her.
The issues surrounding sexuality and disability are explored here with stark, jaw-dropping honesty...
What man would ever love her now?
Diana's complicated love life will keep you turning the pages as if you were reading the most gripping pot-boiler romance.
The horror of the accident itself and the re-lived rawness of unimaginable pain will break your heart...
The High Court dramas with the shocking, sexist, behaviour of the rail company and the British 'justice' system will boil your blood with rage....
The preoccupations of a beautiful 29 year-old-girl, swaying frequently to love, will melt your soul.
All told with tremendous humour, charm and heart. For Diana loves to tell stories.
Especially true ones.
"Proves that women of courage are not born, but made so by their own blood, sweat and tears." Rosie Jones, The National Trust's First Writer in Residence
"This is a story of how indomitable the human spirit can be. There is much that disabled people will recognise.." Dame Anne Begg, MP for Aberdeen South 1997-2015
"Full of honesty and charm." BookBub
“A compelling story of how humour, friendship, grace and sheer grit can triumph over unthinkable catastrophe. This unflinching memoir is proof that what does not kill us makes us strong.” Liz Jensen, author of The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
"Diana’s disability story is balanced with humour, joie-de-vivre and an unquenchable determination to live life to the full, on her terms, legs or no legs." Susie Kelly, Author
"I only read this book because of its relevance to my occupation, I approached it with a hardened attitude. I joined the railway soon after Diana's accident in the era of slam-door trains... The novel-like style is a brilliant, powerful, device; your mind is lulled into novel mode, then you will be ambushed with a sentence of heartbreaking, lacerating poignancy. It will drain you, ,make you weep make you laugh.. reminding you powerfully about the fragility of life & limb." Mr D, A Train Driver
"Powerful and witty. It had me at the first line." Tricia Walker, author of Benedict's Brother
"This book was more of a page-turner than any novel I've read in a long time." Louise Voss, Author
If you loved This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay you will devour this witty, heartbreaking, painfully funny but heartbreakingly sad story of triumph, hope and strength against all odds. Try it now!