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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Price of Life : A True Story of Kidnap and​ Ransom
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'In August 2008 Bundaberg photojournalist Nigel Brennan travels to Somalia, along with Canadian reporter Amanda Lindhout. What happens next could happen to anyone.

'You have a brother with a taste for adventure, who you haven't heard from in a while. You get a phone call on a Sunday morning from a journalist telling you he's been kidnapped and held hostage for money – a lot of money.'

'After official government negotiations grind to a halt, Nigel's family – his sister, Nicky, and sister-in-law, Kellie – take matters into their own hands. With Nigel's life at stake, the family navigates uncharted territory, doing anything and everything to bring him home. Nicky becomes an expert negotiator and Kellie effectively an international money launderer. Meanwhile, Nigel and Amanda survive separation, isolation, relocation and brutality. The fight to free Nigel takes its toll on all of them in different ways – loss of income, putting their own family lives on hold – but they discover what tough stuff they are really made of.'

'In the end, they could answer the question we all hope we never have to ask: What price do you put on a family member's life? And Nigel knows the real value of freedom, and the true meaning of family.' (Source: GoodReads website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Michael Joseph , 2011 .
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      Extent: 465p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus., facsims, maps, plans, col. ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes index
      ISBN: 9781921518782 (pbk.), 1921518782
Note: Titled as: Price of Life : The True Story of an Australian Held to Ransom for 462 Days
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books , 2012 .
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      This image has been sourced from WorldCat Web.
      Extent: 465p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed.
      Description: col. illus., facsims., maps, and ports.
      Note/s:
      • Previously published: Camberwell, Vic. : Michael Joseph, 2011.
      ISBN: 9780143567332, 0143567330

Works about this Work

Hostages Freed to Forgive Gillian Bouras , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 August vol. 23 no. 16 2013;
Pick of the Week Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 September 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of The Price of Life : A True Story of Kidnap and​ Ransom Nigel Brennan , Nicky Bonney , Kellie Brennan , 2011 single work biography
Pick of the Week Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 September 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of The Price of Life : A True Story of Kidnap and​ Ransom Nigel Brennan , Nicky Bonney , Kellie Brennan , 2011 single work biography
Hostages Freed to Forgive Gillian Bouras , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 August vol. 23 no. 16 2013;
Last amended 28 May 2014 08:43:07
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    Somalia,
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    East Africa, Africa,
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    Australia,
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  • ca. 2008-2010
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