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Mary Quin - Kidnapped in Yemen - comes to Wgtn:

Mary Quin - Kidnapped in Yemen - comes to Wellington:

27 May 2004

'Faced with the unfamiliar we have no choice but to find new ways to respond'

The New Zealand Book Council and Random House NZ are pleased to announce an evening with writer, entrepreneur, traveller and kidnap survivor Mary Quin.

Few people could remain unchanged after the petrifying ordeal of being kidnapped in a foreign country. Fewer people could go on to write and speak about it; yet Mary Quin has managed to do so in her fascinating book 'Kidnapped in Yemen'. It recounts her terrifying kidnapping, where four of her fellow prisoners are killed during the rescue.

Even more remarkable than this dramatic rescue is her resulting strength and determination to survive. Drawing on her extensive background in business, travel and with a strong passion for women's rights, Quin is an inspiring speaker and we are lucky to have her at a New Zealand Book Council event.

Join Mary Quin with chair Sean Plunket for an inspiring conversation at the National Library Auditorium, Aitken Street, Wellington, 6pm, Monday 14 June. Tickets are on sale now.

ENDS

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