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Chasing Rainbows: The Stolen Future of Caroline Ann Stuttle

Richard Stuttle

On the 10th April, the Stuttle family received the worst news possible. The headline in the newspaper read ‘English backpacker thrown to her death in Australia’. 
The book is an insightful real-life story of ordinary people who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. A turbulent journey and the devastating impact of the murder of Caroline Ann Stuttle. The story is told from her brother’s perspective, after a phone call at 4:30 a.m. in the French Alps changed his world forever. 
Although starting with tragedy, it’s a positive story about how Caroline’s life and death touched the world and inspired people to live their best lives. Spanning across eighteen years, this book includes dealing with grief and building a charity on tragic foundations. Certain chapters are written day to day taken from Richard’s diaries, like launching a public appeal for information, attending her murder trial and continuing Caroline’s adventure around Australia. 
This book winds its way along the long road of a family coming to terms with grief, how one event can significantly change the course of people’s lives. It offers an in-depth look into how people’s belief systems can change over time. 

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Born in York, England, Richard Stuttle trained as a chef and honed his skills in fine dining restaurants and hotels around the UK. He has always had a love for travel and spent over ten years travelling and working around Europe. His creativity moved him into the arts. He became an accomplished watercolour and oil painter, exhibiting in the UK, France and USA. 
In 2002 Richard was one of the founding members of Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, which was formed after his sister’s murder in Australia. At the end of 2003 he flew to Australia and spent two years backpacking around the country, painting, representing his family during the murder trial and following in his sister’s footsteps. He has worked with the charity throughout the years, developing many travel safety projects and speaking to thousands of students about the importance of their safety when abroad.
Richard continues to paint and write daily as well as running workshops to develop art, creativity and sensitivity. He is also looking to the future of his charity and new safer travel projects to help our next generation of world travellers.