For the Love of Nadia
(John Blake, April 1, 2013)
When Sarah Taylor suspected that her four-year-old daughter, Nadia, had been kidnapped by Fawzi, her abusive ex-husband, Sarah's whole world was turned upside down. Shadowy airport CCTV images showed Nadia had boarded a flight to Tripoli with her father, and Sarah's worst fears were confirmed. No child abducted to Libya had ever been successfully returned to their mother in England. But then Sarah Taylor was no ordinary mother. The only possibility of getting Nadia back was to give up everything that she held dear in England and move to Libya. But her journey wouldn't be easy. Nadia was moved secretly between Fawzi's relatives for two years in a desperate attempt to hide her until a dramatic car chase, through the backstreets of Tripoli, finally led to the safe reconciliation of this extraordinary mother and daughter. Sarah's quest to bring her beloved daughter is described in an unfolding story of blackmail and embezzlement, the involvement of the Libyan secret police, death threats, a meeting with Colonel Gadaffi and the intervention of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Written with painful honesty, For the Love of Nadia is an inspirational tale of unparalleled spirit and the fierce courage of a devoted mother, whose love for her daughter knowns no bounds.