Love & Justice

Love & Justice : A Compelling True Story of Triumph Over Tragedy

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At the age of 29, Diana Hill fell under a London train. 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. A few days after her accident, as she lay in hospital, traumatised and heavily sedated, she learnt via a newspaper article that the railway's Transport Police were to interview "The Fall Girl", as the Press had labelled her, with a view to prosecution. She had boarded a moving train, they said, and trespassed onto their railway line. Her fight for justice took five years and was, she declares with no hesitation, a more harrowing experience than having both of her legs 'stolen' from her. As any young, single woman would be, Diana was shocked to the core by the sudden, catastrophic change in her body image. What man would ever love her now? The issues surrounding sexuality, amputation and disability are explored here with stark honesty as she recalls her complicated love life, the High Court dramas, and the rawness of her pain amidst a turmoil of emotion, all told with tremendous humour, charm and heart. For Diana loves to tell stories. Especially true ones.
A brutally honest, heartwarming memoir that shocks and delights in equal measure - when you're not crying for her you're laughing with her
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 344g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 black and white photographs
  • 0993092233
  • 9780993092237
  • 940,946

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION Fragile C1 7 Seconds C2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World C3 Guilty C4 Born To Run C5 Nessun Dorma C6 Alive and (no) Kicking C7 Torn Between Two Lovers C8 You're Holding My Heart - Diana Hill C9 In The Stone C10 The Drugs Don't Work C11 Praise C12 Hello & Goodbye C13 How Come U Don't Call Me Any More? C14 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime C15 Falling C16 Once In A Lifetime C17 Rehab C18 Sweet Love C19 Desperado C20 Somewhere C21 Feel It In My Bones - Paul Usher C22 Pretty Woman C23 Chains C24 What'll I Do? C25 Solitaire C26 How Deep Is Your Love? C27 You've Got A Friend(s) C28 There's A Ghost In My House (and it's me) C29 Drive C30 Resurrection C31 Balthazar's Feast C32 I Could Have Danced All Night C33 Get Here C34 The End Of Innocence C35 Sue Me, Sue You C36 Spinning The Wheel C37 Vision Of Love C38 I Knew I Loved You C39 Part Of Your World C40 Back To Life C41 This Wheel's On Fire C42 You Can't Always Get What You Want Epilogue What You Do With What You've Got Photographs Picture Credits Acknowledgements Author Profile
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Review quote

"A compelling story of how humour, friendship, grace and sheer grit can triumph over unthinkable catastrophe. Diana Morgan-Hill's unflinching memoir is proof that what does not kill us makes us strong." Liz Jensen, author of The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
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About Diana Morgan-Hill

Writing has been at the heart of Diana's working life. She was a press and publicity manager for Brookside, Channel 4's soap opera, and ITN and then became a journalist and editor for a number of TV business publications. After freelancing for the MIDEM organisation, she set up MediaVision, a press, public relations and strategy consultancy to cater for the booming markets in international television. Suffering from catastrophic injuries following a train accident, she then had to refocus and has subsequently worked as a TV presenter, as a chief executive, was MD of a small publishing company, and an assistant producer in TV. Her voluntary work has included trustee and committee positions for the National Wheelchair Tennis Foundation, The Limbless Association and the British Red Cross. She now supports the Arvon Foundation, a charity that provides writing weeks for potential authors, and she continues to counsel others suffering from limb loss. Diana lives in Dorset, by the sea. She is a motivational speaker and is presently writing her first novel, a psychological thriller.
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