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    Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters (Paperback) By (author) Paul Chandler, By (author) Rachel Chandler, By (author) Sarah Edworthy


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    DescriptionOn 23 October 2009, British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles. Their yacht, Lynn Rival, was recovered six days later by naval forces, abandoned off the central Somali coast. After the attack, Paul and Rachel were taken first onto a previously hijacked merchant ship and then to Somalia, where they were held for over a year, enduring threats and intimidation while their captors tried to extort millions of dollars from their family. In this remarkable book, the Chandlers recount their terrifying ordeal, revealing the inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines. At the heart of their survival was their unshakeable belief in each other and their determination to survive, making Hostage an unlikely love story; for Paul and Rachel, death, at times, seemed preferable to being separated.

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    A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Chandler, By (author) Rachel Chandler, By (author) Sarah Edworthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845967956
    ISBN 10: 184596795X

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
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    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFGS
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000, BIO000000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1HFGS
    DC22: 364.164092
    BIC subject category V2: CV
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    Illustrations note
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    03 October 2011
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    Author Information
    Paul Chandler is a Cambridge-educated civil engineer and Rachel Chandler is a former government economist. Both have a passion for sailing and travelling, and honed their seamanship skills over some 30 years in the waters around the UK and the Mediterranean. The couple have enjoyed a part-time sailing lifestyle since retiring in 2005 and now live in Dartmouth, Devon, where they are currently restoring Lynn Rival. Sarah Edworthy is an experienced journalist who has previously worked for the Daily Telegraph. She lives in London.