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The Resource Unbroken : my story of survival from 7/7 bombings to Paralympics success, Martine Wright with Sue Mott

Unbroken : my story of survival from 7/7 bombings to Paralympics success, Martine Wright with Sue Mott

Label
Unbroken : my story of survival from 7/7 bombings to Paralympics success
Title
Unbroken
Title remainder
my story of survival from 7/7 bombings to Paralympics success
Statement of responsibility
Martine Wright with Sue Mott
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unbroken is the remarkable true story of a woman who turned trauma and tragedy into hope. The autobiography of 7/7 bombings survivor and GB Paralympian, Martine Wright. On the morning of 7th July 2005, Martine Wright's life changed forever. As she boarded an eastbound circle line train at Moorgate station, amid the busy rush-hour, she didn't pay attention to her fellow passengers. At 8.49am, one of those passengers detonated a suicide bomb that would kill seven people in the carriage, part of a wider attack on London claiming 52 lives that became known as the 7/7 bombings. Martine was, in fact, the last person to be brought out alive from the atrocities. She lost 80 per cent of her blood, was in a coma for ten days and underwent ten months of surgery. Not only did Martine survive her horrific injuries but, having never played sport seriously before, she took up sitting volleyball as part of her rehabilitation and went on to represent Great Britain at the Paralympics in London 2012 - a deeply poignant moment that marked her journey from tragedy to triumph. Since then Martine has become a national figure: a formidable, powerful, brilliantly funny, hugely engaging heroine who has come back - almost literally - from the dead. In 2012 she was awarded the Helen Rollason award at the Sports Personality of the Year and in 2015 the Independent voted her one of '50 most powerful women in British Sport'. Beyond her phenomenal sporting achievements, Martine continues to change the lives of those around her as a charity fundraiser and inspirational speaker
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VDGV
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Wright, Martine
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Literary form
non fiction
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Mott, Sue
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  • Wright, Martine
  • Volleyball players
  • Athletes with disabilities
  • Sitting volleyball
  • London Terrorist Bombings, London, England, 2005
Target audience
adult
Label
Unbroken : my story of survival from 7/7 bombings to Paralympics success, Martine Wright with Sue Mott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060849889
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471160554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975378357
Label
Unbroken : my story of survival from 7/7 bombings to Paralympics success, Martine Wright with Sue Mott
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060849889
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471160554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975378357

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