Wednesday, 10 April 2013
The Hostage Handbook by Anthony Grey, published by The Tagman Press 11 April 2013
The Hostage Handbook by Anthony Grey, published 11 April 2013 by The Tagman Press.
What it's like to be a hostage and the positive after-effects!
Anthony Grey, working then for Reuters, was the only British journalist in Beijing at the height of the Cultural Revolution. In 1967, he became the first international hostage of the modern era, 'courtesy' of the Red Guards.
This new edition of The Hostage Handbook, contains the verbatim secret shorthand diary of his two-year ordeal in solitary confinement China.
It is published on 11 April to mark the 45th anniversary of a profound metaphysical experience during his confinement. And in extensive 'Reflections' interleaved between the diary entries, he now writes about it for the first time, explaining how it has had an enduring impact on his subsequent life as an international best-selling author, broadcaster and publisher. He says he now sees the experience as 'a huge delayed action privilege'.
Anthony Grey first returned to China in 1988 to make a TV documentary film for the BBC and the Foreign Ministry in Beijing welcomed him to a small banquet as 'an old friend of China'.
He now lives in his home city of Norwich.
'A brilliant book by a brave and brilliant man.' Stewart Holmes , author of Nothing Really Serious
'Has much in common with The Diary of Anne Frank - and will greatly inspire readers in the same way.' John Clements , author of Aspire to Greatness.
Buy The Hostage Handbook here.