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Williams: A Different Kind of Life - Virginia Williams

Williams: A Different Kind of Life

Paperback Published: 7th August 2017
ISBN: 9781635610802
Number Of Pages: 278

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Frank Williams' team was on the verge of winning the Formula One World Championship for the third time when his life was turned upside down.

The racing car constructor was on his way to Nice Airport on a spring afternoon in 1986 when he lost control of his car, suffering horrific injuries in a crash that left him a quadriplegic. For his wife, Ginny, the accident meant taking on new and unwanted roles as head of the household and family decision-maker, while also struggling to overcome the anger and grief she felt after the accident.

In A Different Kind of Life, Ginny tells her story with honesty and humor, set against the glamorous backdrop of Formula One racing. She documents life before and after the devastating accident - from falling in love with Frank at first sight to learning how to cope with his needs after he became severely disabled but remained fiercely independent.

A testament to the power of compassion and perseverance, A Different Kind of Life is a moving and inspirational story.

About the Author

Lady Virginia Williams was the mother of three three children and lived in London and Berkshire. She died in 2013. Her only daughter, Claire, a trailblazer like her mother, is now deputy team principal of the Williams Formula One racing team.

Industry Reviews

"One of the greatest and most spellbinding books you will read about the sport." --Joe Saward (F1 journalist)

"One of the most powerful love stories you'll ever read." --Daily Mail

"It has acquired legendary status in motor racing, spoken of in awe, whenever mentioned...... If I ever write anything a fraction as memorable, I will die a happy woman " --Kate Battersby London Evening Standard.

ISBN: 9781635610802
ISBN-10: 163561080X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 7th August 2017
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38

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