For the Love of Nadia: My daughter was Kidnapped by her father and taken to Libya. This is my heart-wrenching true story of my quest to bring her home.
In 2007 Sarah Taylor’s four-year-old daughter, Nadia, was abducted by her ex-partner and taken to Libya.
Sarah, who has worked in Preston for 18 years, discovered that Nadia with her father flew to Tripoli. It would be another three desperately agonizing years before Sarah would see her precious daughter again.
It’s a sad fact that no child abducted and taken to Libya had ever been successfully returned to their mother back in England. Sarah had to get Nadia back and was prepared to give up everything to do that.
In an interview Sarah said “I spent so much money trying to get her back – I even moved to Libya and had to go through the courts there in order to seek custody of her.
“I had to sell my house and my car in the UK and I spent hours just looking for her. It was only when she was finally in my arms at the police station last year that I felt able to relax.”
Nadia’s father kept her hidden from sight secretly moving her between his relatives for two years “until a dramatic car chase, through the backstreets of Tripoli, finally led to the safe reconciliation of this extraordinary mother and daughter”.
Sarah’s story is truly fascinating and involving both the governments of Libya and the UK at the time. After three years of constant fighting for custody Sarah got Nadia back safely to the UK and home.
Sarah wants to share her heart felt inspirational story with you. For The Love of Nadia will be published on 4 February and should be available in book shops and on-line at Amazon. Hopefully, local book signing sessions will be arranged so you can meet and speak to Sarah about her experiences.
We will be speaking to Sarah later in the month and review her book as soon as it’s released.