Francis King

An Indomitable Spirit

Dear Austen

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This is, in effect, a love-letter written by Nina Bawden to her husband, who, having recently recovered from an operation for a brain tumour, was killed in the May 2002 Potters Bar rail disaster. Inevitably it is not merely a poignant book but also a highly personal one.

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