CA members Paul and Rachel Chandler held a capacity audience in silent awe at CA House on Wednesday 5 October when they spoke about their cruise in the Indian Ocean and its abrupt curtailment by Somali gangsters in the Seychelles.
Their experience of captivity and eventual release is a gripping tale, sometimes harrowing to hear and at times clearly difficult to relate. It was all the more incredible delivered with (mostly) good humour and frankly un-natural levelheadedness. Even 291 breakfasts of goat’s liver left them unphased.
Their book, Hostage. A year at gunpoint with Somali Gangsters is now published by Mainstream Publishing and available from all good bookshops and well known internet retailers.
They are now busy refitting a rather battered Lynn Rival in order to set off again in the spring and continue their travels.
The event was predictably oversubscribed and Rachel and Paul have been kind enough to agree to return in the spring and talk again, giving those who were unable to attend another chance to hear the tale, for which we are grateful.
In the mean time did we mention there’s a book out…
News – We now have a date.
The Chandlers will be back at CA House on the 22nd February next year to repeat their talk.