A Life Inside

A Life Inside : A Prisoner's Notebook

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Nineteen years ago, Erwin James was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was in his twenties. Over the past three years, he has written powerfully about prison life for the Guardian. This book brings together these astonishing pieces. A Life Inside is the story of a journey from vicious youth to reformed middle age. It does not glorify crime, nor does it seek to make excuses for its author's past. But Irwin James's account of his incarcerated life is a dramatic human story that no reader will readily forget.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Guardian Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1903809983
  • 9781903809983
  • 160,496

Review quote

An extraordinary portrayal of life in a British prison... A powerful and illuminating description of real life behind bars that stays in your mind long after you put the book down. Daily Express James has transformed our view of what it means to be inside. The Scotsmanshow more

About Erwin James

Erwin James was released from prison in summer 2004.show more

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90 ratings
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