Alexander Khan was born in the UK to a Pakistani father and an English mother. Aged just three, Alexander is abducted from his mother - never to been seen again. He was raised in northern England and in a tribal village close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, where at the age of 14 finds himself sent to a Taliban madrassa (a notorious Islamic school) that is famous the world over for having educated many of the Taliban and Al Qaeda top leaders.
3 months later - and with every ounce of courage he still has remaining, Alexander makes a life-threatening bid to escape and somehow find his way back to the UK, where his heart tells him his estranged mother must still be alive.
A true story of survival and belonging.
Alexander now works as a Cultural and Language Advisor. He lives with his wife Jessica on the south coast of England.
Alexander wrote about his life experiences in bestseller Orphan of Islam. He is also the author of The Recruit (A Short Story).