I, like many others, vividly remember the news reports and pictures from the site of the Ladbroke Grove rail crash and the later front page images of Pam Warren wearing her mask. Who could forget?
But in between and since those headlines there is another story which, until I picked up this book, I knew nothing of.
Pam’s amazingly brave journey back to health via scores of operations and months of therapy is inspiring enough in itself, but the fact she never sought to point the finger of blame nor seek revenge instead preferring to concentrate on ensuring it never happened again is truly humbling.
All of us who travel by train owe Pam and her fellow survivors a debt of gratitude for their tenacity and dedication to improving rail safety.