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Dear Austen

(2005)
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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.

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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dear Austen
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-84408-184-2 / 978-1-84408-184-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dear Austen
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7531-9339-6 / 978-0-7531-9339-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dear Austen (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-84408-216-4 / 978-1-84408-216-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Audio Editions

December 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Dear Austen
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7531-3470-5 / 978-0-7531-3470-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dear Austen
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dear Austen (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK