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- DescriptionOn 17th April 1986 John McCarthy was kidnapped in Beirut. This book describes the five years which he spent as a hostage, and its effects on those closest to him, especially his girlfriend, Jill Morrell. It also describes her campaign to free him and all the other British hostages in Beirut.
- Author BiographyBiography for Jill Morrell. Jill Morrell was born and brought up in Yorkshire. She, too, graduated from the University of Hull and subsequently worked at UPITN. She lives in London. Biography for John McCarthy. As a journalist in television news John McCarthy was sent on his first foreign assignment to Beirut in 1986 aged twenty-nine. His career was abruptly cut short by militiamen who kidnapped and held him captive for five and half years. Since his release he has written four books - Some Other Rainbow (with Jill Morrell), about his hostage years, Island Race (with Sandi Toksvig), an account of their circumnavigation of Britain, and Between Extremes (with Brian Keenan), a journey through Chile and his latest, A Ghost Upon Your Path. John McCarthy continues to work in both radio and television.
- Author(s)Jill Morrell,John McCarthy
- PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication01/04/1994
- GenreAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCorgi Books
- Content Note8pp b&w illustrations
- Weight366 g
- Width106 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine44 mm
- Format DetailsA-format paperback
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