The Price of Life – the story of a hostage in Somalia

The Price of Life

Nigel Brennan

Nigel travelled to Somalia with a Canadian journalist to cover the humanitarian and food crises, the ongoing conflict and drought that has ravaged Somalia for nearly 20 years. Four days after arriving in Mogadishu, they where ambushed just outside the capital. They were to be held hostage for the next 462 days. => http://bit.ly/u8MTMv

Adopt a Book for Christmas

Adopt a Book makes a great Christmas gift for friends and family. The booklist has been updated for Christmas and includes a variety of choices from classic children’s titles to 18th century cookbooks.

For more than 20 years, Adopt A Book has been at the heart of the British Library’s giving programme.

Thousands of donors have chosen to adopt rare, imaginative, quirky and intriguing volumes from the Library’s collections and, in doing so, have made valuable contributions to our vital Conservation programme.

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