Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms

Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms

Standing Ground

An Imprisoned Couple's Struggle for Justice Against a Communist Regime


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By Kay Danes
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 400
Book Size 28 x 241 x 165 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 14/09/2015
Subject Classification Biography: general / Autobiography: general

An inspirational tale exploring the strength of the human spirit to survive.

Standing Ground is the true story of Kay and Kerry Danes, a couple working in a communist state, managing a security company for Jardine Securicor (UK), when they are wrongly arrested and thrown into a stinking Laos prison. Daily torture was inflicted on the couple in an attempt to force them to sign a statement that would enable the Lao authorities to nationalise their client's $2 billion dollar asset. Kerry and Kay Danes' experiences have borne witness to the injustices of a regime in violation of international law. Separated from their children but having an entire Australian Government fighting for their release, the ordeal of Kerry and Kay Danes is, perhaps most importantly, a unique human saga of love, courage, honour, heroism and the triumph of hope in the face of overwhelming odds. Standing Ground brings hope and dignity to those who have been stripped of these most fundamental and important elements of our humanity. It proves that we can overcome even the most difficult challenges to find our way on a new path, a new life, and to new successes!