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The Resource A long walk home : one woman's story of kidnap, hostage, loss - and survival, Judith Tebbutt with Richard T. Kelly

A long walk home : one woman's story of kidnap, hostage, loss - and survival, Judith Tebbutt with Richard T. Kelly

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A long walk home : one woman's story of kidnap, hostage, loss - and survival
Title
A long walk home
Title remainder
one woman's story of kidnap, hostage, loss - and survival
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Judith Tebbutt with Richard T. Kelly
Title variation
long walk home
Title variation remainder
one womans story of kidnap, hostage, loss - and survival
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of how, over a period of one hundred and ninety-two days, I was torn away from the life I knew and loved, and dragged down to the depths of despair; of how I endured enforced isolation and near-starvation at the hands of Somali pirates; and of how I made a choice to survive by any and all means that I could muster. In September 2011 Judith Tebbutt and her husband David set out on an adventurous holiday to Kenya. A couple for thirty-three years, they had first met in Zambia: Africa had played a major part in their life together. After a joyous week on safari in the Masai Mara, they flew on to a beach resort forty kilometres south of Somalia. And there, in the early hours of 11 September, tragedy struck them. Judith was torn away from David by a band of armed pirates, dragged over sea and land to a village in the arid heart of lawless Somalia, and there held hostage in a squalid room, a ransom on her head. There, too, she learned the terrible truth that the responsibility of securing her release now rested with her son Ollie. But though she was isolated, intimidated and near-starved, Judith resolved to survive - walking endless circuits of her nine-foot prison, trying to make her captors see her as a human being, keeping her faith at all times in Ollie. Powerful, moving and at times quite devastating, this is Judith Tebbutt's story in her own words. It is a memoir of the life she shared with her beloved husband, an unflinching account of the ordeal that overturned her world, and a testament to the inner resilience and familial love that sustained her through captivity. There is nothing so bad in life as to have no hope - to believe you have been defeated, to give in to that. Now that I found myself in confinement, four thousand miles from home under a hostile sky, I would not accept that fate for myself
Summary
And there, in the early hours of 11 September, tragedy struck them. Judith was torn away from David by a band of armed pirates, dragged over sea and land to a village in the arid heart of lawless Somalia, and there held hostage in a squalid room, a ransom on her head
Biography type
autobiography
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10319388
Cataloging source
QRML
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1954-
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Tebbutt, Judith
Dewey number
364.154
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1970-
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Kelly, Richard T.
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True
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  • Tebbutt, Judith
  • Tebbutt, David
  • Tebbutt, David
  • Tebbutt, Judith
  • Hostages
  • Kidnapping
  • Pirates
  • English
  • Women
  • Abduction
  • Abduction
  • Hostages
  • Hostages
  • Somalia
  • Kenya
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
one woman's story of kidnap, hostage, loss - and survival
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A long walk home : one woman's story of kidnap, hostage, loss - and survival, Judith Tebbutt with Richard T. Kelly
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volume
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text
Control code
000051711107
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 344 pages, 12 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780571303045
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)852433428
Label
A long walk home : one woman's story of kidnap, hostage, loss - and survival, Judith Tebbutt with Richard T. Kelly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051711107
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 344 pages, 12 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780571303045
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)852433428

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