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- DescriptionThe riveting story of Cor Grennan's year in Nepal reads like a cross between Into Thin Air and Three Cups of Tea. While volunteering at an orphanage, Cor discovers that the children are t orphans: they are trafficked. Despite the danger, Cor treks up dirt paths with photographs of the children, miraculously reuniting dozens of families. It's 2006 and Nepal is a country torn apart by war, greed and corruption. Caught in the middle are the Nepalese children, snatched and sold into slavery, the kidnappers promising their families that they will be taken to a safe haven from where they will eventually return. Some of the luckier ones are finally dumped in an orphanage, only to be found by Cor, an unlikely philanthropist. Cor's search for intrepid adventure on the cusp of 30 soon becomes a dangerous and haphazard mission, buoyed by the energy and adoration of the children. Cor nevertheless vows to do everything he can, including risk his own life, to bring these lost children back to their families. The process is painstaking and chaotic, involving weeks of trekking across inhospitable peaks and surmounting the infinite cultural and language barriers, but the children's raucous happiness on seeing photos of their parents after years of separation, abandonment and fear make the wounds, the danger, the freezing cold and the food poisoning pale into insignificance. An epic thriller and also a love story, Little Princes is as full of life and hope as the children Cor's organisation, Next Generation Nepal, continues to save every day.
- Author BiographyConor is the son of Irish poet Eamon Grennan, who has won the PEN Award and published frequently in the New Yorker. He grew up in a house often filled with his father's friends - Billy Collins and Seamus Heaney. In the autumn of 2004 he started a travel blog to keep in touch with his friends and soon discovered he had inherited his father's passion for writing. With Next Generation Nepal - the non-profit organisation he set up to rescue trafficked children in Nepal - still going strong, Conor has now moved back to the US, where he lives with his wife Liz and his baby son.
- Author(s)Conor Grennan
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication04/08/2011
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note(1x8pp plates)
- Weight280 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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- 2kool4skool-roc...07 May, 2013by
Love Love Love this book.Would be in my top 5!
I love this book. This copy I bought as a gift. Conor Grennan had me laughing hysterically as he describes the experience of eating Nepali dahl baht and then sobbing as he searches for the lost children's families. Best not to read this book on a long haul flight as I did as emotional outbursts can be a little embarrassing. If you have been to Nepal you will instantly be returned there and if not,you get a very realistic Nepali experience without leaving home.
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