As featured in The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror ITV News, ITV This Morning with Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield BBC Radio 2 s The Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 5 Live, Ryan Tubridy Show 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 doublAs featured in The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror ITV News, ITV This Morning with Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield BBC Radio 2 s The Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 5 Live, Ryan Tubridy Show 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 5 years and was, she declares with no hesitation, a 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 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 r
Love Justice A Compelling True Story Of Triumph Over Tragedy As featured in The Daily Mail The Daily Mirror ITV News ITV This Morning with Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield BBC Radio s The Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio Live Ryan Tubridy Show At the age of
Wow What a brilliant memoir Totally compelling This book hits you, right at the start Such a shock, with hardly any preamble, the accident has happened and there s no going back Wow Such an immensely wonderful memoir Not just about her accident and certainly not all tragic There was never a let up in the pace, it was all completely enthralling What an amazing lady and a totally amazing book In her memoir, Diana Morgan Hill tells of her terrible accident losing her balance getting on a train whic [...]
This is a moving and honest account of Diana Morgan Hill s horrific experience of falling underneath a London train and losing both of her legs and the nightmare that came afterwards Not only did Diana have to cope with such a loss that changed her life forever, she also had to fight a protracted, horrendous legal battle with British Rail in the aftermath The book is very well written and although at times makes very tough reading, it s one that I found hard to put down I m a retired nurse, who [...]
This is, to use a clich , a roller coaster read The subject is harrowing beyond imagination, and Diana s story is a mixture of the lowest of lows and some pretty high highs.One minute she s young, beautiful, jet setting, full of energy, running a successful business in the glamorous, high profile media world A few seconds later her future is irrevocably changed as she falls while boarding a train and loses both legs I found myself clenching my teeth as I read her account of the accident, told wi [...]
This book has all the twists and turns you d expect in something penned by John Grisham Except it isn t fiction I cried, I laughed, I was horrified and enraged and I couldn t put the book down I m not a fan of memoir as they can be mawkish With such a horrifying story, I was concerned that as a reader, I d be left feeling ghoulish, but I needn t have worried Diana s telling of her own story is deft and subtle At no point was I as a reader standing outside, observing Instead, she drew me in, like [...]
A Tale Of Strength I really was in awe of Diana as I read this book It took me awhile to read I m usually a fast reader Parts of it made me really sad angry, so I would wait a few days read But her courage faith in God were amazing to read I feel like I know her would really love to meet her someday She is an extraordinary lady XOXO
Diana writes with honesty and believe it or not humour about the accident that took her from a tall, leggy, high flying businesswoman to a vulnerable victim coming to terms with losing both her legs a train in a station, a passenger in a hurry, an inattentive guard, a life changed forever.There is despair, pain both physical and emotional , but than anything there is bucket loads of determination that showed she may have lost her legs, but there was still a lot of life left in her.Following the [...]
Confession I was afraid to read this book I d seen the first pages, I knew what it was about could I bear the pain that Diana did Just reading about the pain, I mean Now I know be not afraid This is a brave book, and it is an amazing read Diana is searingly honest about the pain, the happiness, the trauma, the funniness, about love and lovers, about family and business partners And about lawyers, courtrooms, evidence And the glamorous TV pr business, Cannes, motorcycling, horse riding about life [...]
This book is both a sweet, sweet true romance as well as a chilling narrative of a brutal fight with British law The author is a successful 29 year old woman who has recently started her own business in television public relations On her way to a meeting, she steps onto a stationary subway train and is thrown off The train runs over her, mangling both legs, which ultimately have to be amputated She is fitted with prosthetic legs after a long stay in the hospital.The author is a very perceptive w [...]
A Great Book I enjoy reading non fiction books but, I have to admit that it was hard to read at times She was brutally honest which I understand she had to be I could relate to what Diana was and is still going through because, I too am in a wheelchair even though our circumstances that led to it are totally different I to had to learn a new normal and found myself asking the same questions she asked and her book gave me so much insight You won t be able to put it down and it will make you searc [...]
A simply un put downable, and sometimes horrifying read by a very courageous lady.Age 29 Diana fell under a London train and lost both her legs While traumatised and trying to come to terms with what happened to her British Rail decided to prosecute The Fall Girl They believed she had boarded a moving train and trespassed on the railway lines Her fight for justice took 5 years all the while coming to terms being a young woman with a disability An honest account of her life before, during and aft [...]
I read this book very quickly What an amazing story from a woman who had to fight tooth and nail to receive compensation for a train accident she was involved in which resulted in her having both legs amputated The courage and fight that Diana showed was really highlighted in this book along with laughter and tears What really came across to me was the warmth, love and support her family and friends gave her as she tried to overcome this horrific accident For me this really stood out and I think [...]
The memoir of a successful business woman who was forging her way in her own press, public relations and strategy consultancy in the fickle world of international television Diana was young, beautiful, single and motivated Then the unthinkable happened Diana was involved in an accident that left her with appalling life changing injuries This book is primarily about Diana s fight, initially to just survive Then the battle to accept the impact on her life that she would have to learn to live with [...]
Absolutely brilliant Thank you so much Diana for allowing us to look into your incredible journey What an incredible lady you are I have seldom read a book that I couldn t put down but this is one First time I have ever given 5 stars and still believe Diana and the book are worth even than that Your husband and your daughter are so very lucky to have such a strong and couragous woman in their lies.
Diana Morgan Hill s account of an accident that left her with both legs amputated and an impending law suit from BR How shocking I found BR s heartlessness over this amazing woman s attempt to build a new life for herself and how disgusting that a five year court battle had to take place which Diana says was worse than the actual loss of her limbs and this I can truly believe Inspirational.
It is hard to know how to rank this book Certainly it is a page turner It is well written The subject of her earlier life and her love interests, plus the accident and trial are all told with brutal honesty The challenges she faced and must continue facing are daunting and I am impressed with the tremendous shift involved in redefining her life I am grateful she shared the ups and downs with readers Her style of writing would make into a great TV screenplay.Why only two stars Maybe it is my age [...]
What an amazing story This book exhausted me it is so personal and moving I felt the frustration and anger with BR and the opposing legal teams It truly is an amazing story.
What an amazing true story of loss love courage anger and finally happiness When Diana lost both her legs in a horrific incident her life would never be the same again That she survived was a miracle in its self and she probably would never have made it if it hadn t been for the love from friends and family.Recovery was only part of her journey she had to fight for justice and prove that she hadn t been to blame Diane told the story with conviction and I would love to read further books.
what a heartbreaking story but has a happy ending
A story of true determination and bravery when her life was changed in seven seconds A fight against a legal system and a battle to feel important and valued True courage