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Dear Austen Nina Bawden

Dear Austen By Nina Bawden

Dear Austen by Nina Bawden

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This title contains "a letter to my husband who was killed in the train crash at Potter's Bar on May 10th 2002 to tell him what happened, both then and afterwards", by writer Nina Bawden.

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Dear Austen by Nina Bawden

Accidents happen to other people. But on On May 10th 2002 Nina Bawden discovered what it feels like to be one of the 'other people'. It was to be a lovely outing to Cambridge for a friend's birthday party. Nina Bawden and her husband Austen Kark boarded the 12:45 from Kings Cross and settled down with their books and papers. A few minutes later the train derailed. Seven people were killed and 76 badly hurt. Nina Bawden was gravely injured and Austen was killed instantly. In this powerful and poignant letter to her husband, Nina Bawden uses her considerable writing skills to try and make sense of it all. She explains how she- now in her late 70s - found herself the outspoken spokesperson for the survivors of the crash, interviewed here and abroad and even one of the characters portrayed in David Hare's The Permanent Way. Although liability has finally been admitted, as of October 2004 there has been no resolution to this tragedy, nor a public enquiry into how it happened. Back flap: (no photo) .

Dear Austen Reviews

'Dear Austen is a polemic, a personal lament and an elegy for a better age' Sunday Telegraph

About Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden, CBE, is one of Britain's most distinguished and best-loved novelists. She has published over forty novels and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. In 2004 she received the PEN Award for a Lifetime's Service to Literature.

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Dear Austen by Nina Bawden
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
Short-listed for PEN/Ackerley Prize 2006
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