Forget You Had a Daughter - Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton by Sandra Gregory

By Sandra Gregory

Sandra Gregory looked as if it would have the appropriate lifestyles in Bangkok – till ailment, unemployment and political unrest became it right into a nightmare. wanting to get domestic in anyway attainable, she agreed to smuggle an addict’s own provide of heroin. She didn’t even make it onto the plane.

In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the whole tale of the occasions top as much as her arrest, the terrible stipulations in Lard Yao criminal, her trial in a language she didn’t comprehend and the way it feels to be sentenced to death.

Sandra eventually resumed her trip domestic a few 4 and a part years later, whilst she used to be transferred to the British criminal procedure and needed to adapt to a brand new, but both harsh, regime. Following relentless campaigning via her mom and dad – who refused to omit they'd a daughter – she was once pardoned through the King of Thailand and published in 2000.

Forget You Had a Daughter is the intense tale of a standard British girl who made a mistake that modified the remainder of her life.

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We took a bus a few days later and, after a few hours, it dropped us off at the edge of a local marketplace, on the side of a dusty road. Maria bought Thai sweets, fruits, bread and vegetables and suggested that I do the same. We waited for a ride up into the mountains. A Toyota pick-up drew alongside us and Maria agreed a price 35 forget you had a daughter with the driver – ten baht each. In the back of the pick-up there were about eight Thais. There was nothing to see through the dust except for more dust, which got everywhere and stung terribly.

It took hours for a small amount to be ground into a powder. I was awestruck. ’ asked an old man who had stopped by to greet our group. Surprisingly, no one did except for me. I followed this very old, broken-looking man as he trotted through the village. Past bamboo huts with grass roofs, huge black pigs and dust, so much dust, we ran through the village and around the side of a mountain for over an hour. Eventually, the old man stopped. ’ He pointed. This is what we had come to see? I had imagined all these pretty little poppy flowers blowing around in the wind.

Why was Karolina so interested? What could possibly be the attraction? I met a German with a large, round face and popping out eyes. As befitting a man in his position he was wearing way too much gold and he was also far too smooth. Smuggling gold to Sri Lanka was his speciality. It turned out that the German was no longer able to use his regular people because they had been through 46 In Sickness and Health customs too many times and he was now looking for new people. Would I join him? Would I take several kilos of gold to Colombo, in Sri Lanka?

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