Forget You Had a Daughter

Author: Sandra Gregory

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781782192244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 305

View: 8436


Forget You Had a Daughter is the extraordinary story of an ordinary British woman who made a mistake that changed the rest of her life. Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok—until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict's personal supply of heroin. She didn't even make it onto the plane. In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full story of the events leading up to her arrest, the horrific conditions in Lard Yao prison, her trial in a language she didn't understand and how it feels to be sentenced to death. Sandra finally resumed her journey home some four and a half years later, when she was transferred to the British prison system and had to adapt to a new, yet equally harsh, regime. Following relentless campaigning by her parents—who refused to forget they had a daughter—she was pardoned by the King of Thailand and released in 2000.

Forget You Had a Daughter - Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton

Author: Sandra Gregory

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782196471

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 4839


Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok - until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict's personal supply of heroin. She didn't even make it onto the plane.In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full story of the events leading up to her arrest, the horrific conditions in Lard Yao prison, her trial in a language she didn't understand and how it feels to be sentenced to death.Sandra finally resumed her journey home some four and a half years later, when she was transferred to the British prison system and had to adapt to a new, yet equally harsh, regime. Following relentless campaigning by her parents - who refused to forget they had a daughter - she was pardoned by the King of Thailand and released in 2000.Forget You Had a Daughter is the extraordinary story of an ordinary British woman who made a mistake that changed the rest of her life.

Extradited

Author: John Packwood,Jane Amestoy

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 184839487X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5218


It was the holiday from hell. Arriving in Spain with friends for a golfing trip, John Packwood was arrested at the airport. Knowing he had done nothing wrong, he sat in a holding cell for days waiting to hear the charge so he could sort it out and go home to his girlfriend, Jane Amestoy. Eventually, he discovered that a boat he had helped deliver to Morocco seven years before had later been caught in a drugs bust - there had been a warrant out for his arrest ever since. With the Spanish authorities planning to extradite him to Morocco, John suddenly found himself fighting for survival in a world of international politics, corruption and violence. Despite twelve months' tireless hard work Jane was unable to stop the extradition, and as John reached Morocco they both feared the worst ...An extraordinary tale of horror and endurance, "Extradited" is also a remarkable love story and a gripping adventure.

Thief of Mind

Author: Ben Thomas

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789019982

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3023


Toby had it all. The looks, the popularity, a promising rugby career ahead of him. Until he came into his life.

Zero Principles

Author: Robert Richardson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 144520469X

Category:

Page: 489

View: 7903


Thailand: Deadly Destination

Author: John Stapleton

Publisher: A Sense Of Place Publishing

ISBN: 099254873X

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 3257


The daily robbing, bashing, drugging, extortion and murder of foreign tourists on Thai soil, along with numerous scandals involving unsafe facilities and well established scams, has led to frequent predictions that Thailand's multi-billion dollar tourist industry will self-destruct. Instead tourist numbers more than doubled in the decade to 2014. The world might not have come to the hometowns of the many visitors fascinated by Thailand, but it certainly came to the Land of Smiles. While the Thai media is heavily censored, and bad news stories about tourists suppressed, nonetheless there is more than enough evidence to demonstrate that something has gone seriously awry with the nation's tourist industry. In 2014, just as in the years preceding it, there were train, bus, ferry, speedboat, motorbike and car accidents, murders, knifings, unexplained deaths, numerous suicides, diving accidents, robberies gone wrong, anonymous bodies washing up on the shores and a string of alcohol and drug related incidents. Thailand had a dying king and serious succession problems, weak democratic institutions, an economy slipping into recession, faced issues of corruption across many of its key services and was host to international crime syndicates, awash with despised foreigners and drifting perilously towards civil war. Tourists choose one destination over another for a number of reasons, most of which Thailand scores highly on. But on the core issue of tourist safety, Thailand scores very badly indeed.

Slave to Empress: One Night Bride

Author: Yue XieYingQing

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647670942

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1337


If a woman wanted revenge, what other weapons could she use other than her body?When she met him, she was the daughter of a traitor who had been exterminated.When he met her, he was the king of the pirates;He pitied her, he doted on her, but in her eyes he was a demon that took over her body and freedom.There were two reasons for her survival: to kill the ruler of her people, and to kill the pirates who had tainted her life.And years later, when the Dwarf had been captured and the pirates were overpowering, this drifting feeling would rest in whose heart.

Down by Law

Author: Ni-Ni Simone

Publisher: Dafina Young Adult

ISBN: 0758287755

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1845


Lesson #1: You come for me, I come back even harder for you. Fair exchange. No robberies. Isis Carter got schooled early on in surviving the streets. When some girls put a beatdown on her, she took back what was hers. When her brother was killed and her mom, Queenie, bailed, Isis fought to stay strong. And when her dad abandoned her for his new family, sixteen-year-old Isis buried the hurt by looking out for herself—and hookin’ up with bad boy Fresh...until a run-in with the law shatters Isis’s world and threatens to destroy her future. Now the only person Isis can rely on is herself...until her secret crush K-Rock steps in. But when Isis lets her guard down, will she be given a second chance to get her life straight or will it cost her everything?

England, My England

Author: Chris Steele-Perkins

Publisher: Northumbria University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 153

View: 8279


Chris Steele-Perkins presents a sweeping, unique record of what he thinks makes England truly English.