A Prison Diary

A Prison Diary

Omnibus Edition

Hardback (04 Nov 2005)

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On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first twenty-two days and fourteen hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. From there he was moved to HMP Wayland, a category C establishment in Norfolk, where he remained for sixty-seven days. From there he was transferred to the North Sea Camp open prison and eventually released, after a traumatic period in Lincoln jail, on parole in July 2003.

Told with humour and compassion, this one-volume edition of the three bestselling diaries is an important document which reveals the truth behind the UK's prison system through one man's personal story - a classic work of prison writing.

'The finest thing that he has ever written... bubbles with Dickensian detail' - Independent on Sunday

'...the most detailed and illuminating account of life spent under lock and key since Dostoyevsky' - Mail on Sunday

'Gruesome, touching, sharply written... they are the best thing Archer has written in years' - Sunday Telegraph

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Macmillan is the hardback imprint of Pan Macmillan and publishes major British and international fiction authors as well as serious history, biography & memoir, politics, sport and current affairs. It also publishes a wide variety of annuals and series.

Book information

ISBN: 9781405088510
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan
Pub date:
Edition: Omnibus Edition
DEWEY: 365.6092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 1063
Weight: 1486g
Height: 234mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 234mm