A Prison Diary

  • by Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by Andrew Sachs
  • 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

DAY 5, MONDAY 23 JULY 2001, 5.53 AMThe sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for 12 and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; 18 and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of 17 in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting, his first offence, not even convicted, and he is being locked up for 18 and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone. This is Great Britain in the 21st century, not Turkey, not Nigeria, not Kosovo, but Britain.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 22 days and 14 hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-Category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britain's most violent criminals.This is the author's daily record of the time he spent there.


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Bellmarsh With Basics

So many audio books to choose from.

And so so many I have bought, but all i want is the 2 follow ups to this book.

Guess I will have to read them !

Get this book its excellent it all ways, simple as that

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- Graeme

Not The Gritty Story I Expected

I am a big fan of prison stories/biographies. The suspense and pressure of someone trapped in an environment they can't escape.

This book gives an interesting insight into prison life but ultimately no real story. Quite a boring account of prison food and the monotony of prison life.

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- tom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.