An Evil Cradling

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Vintage, 1993 - Hostages - 296 pages
22 Reviews
Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a change of scene from his native Belfast. He became headline news when he was kidnapped by fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held in the suburbs of Beirut for the next four and a half years. For much of that time he was shut off from all news and contact with anyone other than his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, amongst them John McCarthy. This is his story.

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User Review  - Desilu - Goodreads

I started on this book simply because someone had used an extract in an exam and it got me quite excited. I must say it was a cleverly written book where you have to evoke your power of visualization to understand the setting better. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

This book made a big impression on me in my early teens as I wanted to move into more thoughtful and challenging books. I have since re-read the book and it is still a great book. Read full review

About the author (1993)

Brian Keenan was born in Belfast in 1951. An Evil Cradling is the story of his four years' captivity in Beirut and is recognized as a non-fiction classic. He is also the author of the novel, Turlough and two travel books, Between Extremes (with John McCarthy) and Four Quarters Of Light. He lives with his family outside Dublin.

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