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by Gill Hicks

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A very moving account of an unimaginable event and its consequences - the London bombings. At times rather repetitive but I believe thats because she doesn't want to miss out on mentioning any of the people who helped her to recover. Positive and Inspiring ++++++! Makes you want to 'live your life' as she implores people to do.
  mrsfitzwilliam | Dec 11, 2009 |
Gill Hicks is an Australian living in London who was serously injured in the London bombings and not expected to survive. She was left a double amputee and this is the story of her journy to recovery, being able to walk down the aisle on her wedding day a matter of months later. She talks of learning to do so many things again and of having to look down as she walked and not being able to obviously feel anything as she put her new feet on the ground. She talks of how she felt so special that so many people did so much for her on the day of the bombing even though they were not sure she could survive. She had the priviledge of meeting many of these people later and forming close friendships with them. She talks to of how her atitude to life has changed since then, how she views things differently, and what is now important to her. An inspirational story with a lesson for us all on how we shoudlv iew our day to day life. ( )
  kiwifortyniner | Aug 29, 2008 |
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Gill Hicks was on her way to work on a Piccadilly line tube train on 7th July 2005 when a terrorist bomb exploded in her carriage. In this personal memoir, Gill recounts the events of that day, from facing the prospect that she might die and her subsequent fight to live, to later coming to terms with losing her legs.… (more)

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