The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Jean-Dominique Bauby

After suffering a massive stroke, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French Elle and the father of two young children, found himself completely paralysed and speechless. Able only to move one ey…

The Rebel of Kabul

Chekeba Hachemi

This is a unique testimony of Afghanistan’s recent history, a gripping memoir in which reality surpasses fiction on every page.   Chekeba Hachemi was one of twelve children born into an influential bo…

Until Death Do Us Part

Ingrid Betancourt

On February 23rd 2002 the Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped by the FARC and then held hostage in harrowing conditions for the following six years.This is the moving memo…