Forget You had a Daughter by Sandra Gregory with Michael Tierney
Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton
Sandra Gregory was living a life in Bangkok that many only dream of - until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home, she agreed to smuggle an addict's personal supply of heroin. She didn't even make it to the plane.
In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells of the events leading up to her arrest, the horrific conditions in Lard Yao prison, her trial in a language she didn't understand and how it feels to be sentenced to death. Her journey to the UK resumed some four and a half years later when she was transferred to the British prison system, where she had to adapt to a new yet equally harsh regime. Following relentless campaigning by her parents, who refused to forget they had a daughter, she was pardoned by the King of Thailand and released in 2000.
Forget You Had A Daughter is the extraordinary story of a good woman who made a mistake that changed the rest of her life.
"(A) searingly honest book" Mail on Sunday
"Amid the degradation Sandra Gregory found redemption, and the strength to rebuild the life she had thrown away" Mail on Sunday
1st. Published 2002