Grim tale of a hostage to misfortune

A Long Walk Home by Judith Tebbutt. Faber & Faber, €16.35. Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien.

31st August, 2013
Judith Tebbutt, pictured with her late husband David: 'My anchor is gone -- no more David.'

A Long Walk Home


September 11 is a date remembered by almost everybody for one reason. A sub-set of people will recall it as their wedding day, their birthday, or for the birth of a child. Once a year, however, Judith Tebbutt looks back on 9/11 for motives that are very different from the rest of us. It was on September 11, 2011, that she and her husband David were kidnapped by Somalian pirates while...

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