Ark - Book Reviews
ARK by John Clive & Nicolas Head. Published by Viking/Penguin
'Gripping.. ...though written as a novel, every incident is true.'
Peter Grosvenor, DAILY EXPRESS.
'Fiction based on fact makes for breathless reading... Exciting and
Kati Nicholl, TODAY.
'Shelled, rocketed, harrassed, they took in journalists and bought
out diplomats and thousands of refugees fleeing Beirut... lt is
called ARK for the most obvious of reasons...'
Bob Williams, BBC -PM Programme.
'We threw ourselves to the floor of the deck as more shells fired
from PLO positions, exploded nearby. With panic breaking out all
around them, the British crew kept their heads; Sea Victory
sped her way out of the harbour while more shells poured in. Later,
over ship to shore radio, we learned that a few minutes after our
departure, one shell had landed on the exact spot where we'd been
Graham Leach, BBC MIDDLE EAST CORRESPONDENT. Commentary while
escaping under fire on board SEA V1CTORY from Jounieh. July 28th, 1982.
'A powerful and moving novel which seems certain to prove as successful
as its predecessors, KG 200 and BROKEN WINGS. ARK shines brightly as
more than just a dramatic tale of heroism. It is a stark reminder of
the futility of war and all its horrors '
Chris Stratford, THE NEWS.
'A modern story with a war background, coming out of the hell of
the Middle East and based on fact. Central to a frightening expose
of terror is the love of an American doctor, and a half French freelance
photographer from Paris-Match. Races along in top gear with
thrills all the way.'
Don Sutton, DAILY POST.
'This little port was like Dunkirk, packed with refugees. People were
so desperate they were begging him to take their children. He had to
decide who would live and who would die its a terrific story.'
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