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Surviving 7/7 London Bombings & Beyond

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After recent Terror Attacks & 10 years on from the Bombing that rocked London, SURVIVING reveals a heart-wrenching life-story of triumph over adversity.
Using first person narrative, interspersed with timely flashbacks, SURVIVING takes you beyond the savage terrorist attack and brutal media onslaught that followed, to connect with an intelligent, courageous, kind, spiritual
Mass Market Paperback, first, 380 pages
Published December 21st 2015 by Spirit Level Publishing
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Claire Culliford
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A truly inspirational story that saw me experience the full range of emotions (from tears to laughter and back again) every few pages. The personal descriptions of the aftermath of the 7/7 terrorist attack were of such poignancy that no film could have conjured up better visual images. With graphic accounts of coming to terms with life as an amputee interspersed with moments of humour, tenderness and utter couragousness, I have not and suspect I never will read a book quite like this one. A must ...more
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
The range of emotions I felt within the first few pages of this book literally took my breath away.
This book had me captivated!
The author Garri went through so much and managed to keep refocusing and pushing forward through extreme loss, devastation and continued "tearing down" by the press.
His determination and resilience throughout this book are testament to the power of staying positive.
Thank God for his life!
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So I have been given a book by Garri Holness, his autobiography ‘SURVIVING 7/7 BOMBINGS AND BEYOND'.
Well as I start to read this book i get lost as there are multiple stories from 'SURVIVING 7/7 BOMBINGS AND BEYOND to Prison, Tabloids and the death of his parents (more poignantly his mother who died whilst Garri was surviving from the 7/7 Bombings himself, but as I continue I get to grips with this book and it holds me, I can't put it down so off to Brockwell Park to be by myself and indulge wit
Dawn Scott-Stephenson
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Picking up this book had me hooked, I couldn’t put it down. Every journey went on I felt like I was there, experiencing every emotion with him. Gary tells his story very well, taking his reader in his journey right from the beginning and explaining the trials and tribulations he went through living in Brixton as a young black man and the politics he had to deal with during this time, he acknowledges the time’s he went wrong and how this impacted him as an adult. Gary’s journey isn’t an easy one ...more
Dominic Makin
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
An eye opening account of a young man growing up in Brixton -South London over the last 40 years and facing huge personal challenges throughout. The book is both shocking and inspiring as it charts his journey from early gang culture, a conviction, a prison sentence to being blown up in the 7/7 Kings Cross terrorist bomb attack, losing a leg, personal grief, the two sides of the media and his journey to rehabilitate. Despite all the adversity Garri turns all that is negative into a positive with ...more
Arlete Rosa
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've just finished reading this book and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Garri has been through so much in his life, he is an inspiration! I feel honoured to have met someone like him with so much admiration and such a beautiful soul. When he smile he light up the World! I'm so glad we had a chance to meet and are now friends! XX😇
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster. First book I've read that made me cry. So much detail throughout this book as i read I'm saying to myself "I didnt know Garri went through all this" one hears stories but to actually read his day by day in his own words was an eye opener for me.. Highly recommend this book. You are a true inspiration Garri... One Love ...more
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing read and was good to know what h has been through and has not given up on life.. He definitely has inspired me and others. I know he wouldn't call himself brave but I take my hat off to Mr G Holness ...more
Robert Nichols
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I Admire Your Strength & Abilty To Inspire The World Garri And As Someone Who Grew Up With You I Already Know You Are More Than A Survivor. "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE" Buy This Book...It Is Truly An Amazing Story 💯 Big Up King & God Bless 🙏 ...more
Andy Mills
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A completely riveting read about a truly amazing inspirational human being... Nobody will be disappointed reading this account.. Definitely 5 stars
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
The initial impression was an “easy read”. This book is an easy to read but…………. eh “Nah Easy”

The reader is taken on a comfortable journey that opens present and past realities to what it means to be Male, Black and British (first generation).
This book cleverly presents the story on various levels of understanding and experience. Between the lines it quietly tells, much about what is often unsaid, about the Black British / racial experience.

The unique colours of the political, social and cultu
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Do yourself a favour and read this book.

It's not easy to covey in words how immense the experience contained within these pages is...

If you think you can imagine what it must be like to be blown up, and what that 'actually' means, think again. If you think you might imagine what it must be like to be the subject of press interest - both positive and negative - think again.

Having said that, this is not a book of salacious, negative details: it's a book about a man, who's journey through hell di
Davina Schifano
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book inspires me, I love it so much that I have read it 3 times ( I also may have cried a little)!!! The author is such an amazing guy and a great role model. The book is full of imagery, I can picture exactly what is happening in detail. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to read this book, it is absolutely amazing! I'm sorry this took so long to write because I forgot the website address. I just want to tell you how great your book is and how much it means to me. EVERYONE REA ...more
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Samantha Brown
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a brilliantly written and insightful book into the survival of an everyday guy, this book will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, fear, pain, strength and love flows through like a river swells after the rain. Capturing my attention from the start at page 100 I had to stop and just be thankful, thankful that Garri had the courage to share his very personal journey and continues to inspire others in theirs. A true gentleman and an inspiration. Thank you x
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