What would you do if you lost both your legs in a horrific and violent attack? You won GBP2.5 million on the lottery? You found yourself caught up in the terrifying chaos of the 7 July bombing in London? These are just some of the life-changing events that have happened to the people whose gripping tales are recounted in this enthralling anthology. From the rags-to-riches story of the man who founded Pret A Manger and sold it for a fortune to the harrowing report of the woman who lost her memory after a car accident, these are first-hand accounts by ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary circumstances that show what can be gained from life's surprises. Uplifting and terrifying, inspiring and shocking, "It Happened to Me" is a tribute to courage, determination and people's ability to cope with whatever life throws at them.
Martyn Ford is a freelance journalist currently living in Hampshire.