A Prison Diary Volume I
19%
off

A Prison Diary Volume I : Hell

3.75 (4,646 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days


When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 8-11 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

Hell, the first volume in Jeffrey Archer's The Prison Diaries, is the author's daily record of the time he spent there.

The 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 twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting - his first offence, not even convicted - and he is being locked up for eighteen and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone. This is Great Britain in the twenty-first 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 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. This is his illuminating insight into prison life.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 112 x 177 x 18mm | 146g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0330418599
  • 9780330418591
  • 29,314

Review Text

A haunting and compelling insight into prison life Daily Mail
show more

Review quote

A haunting and compelling insight into prison life * Daily Mail * Surprisingly effective . . . a devastating critique written simply and directly * Sunday Times * The finest thing that he has ever written * Independent on Sunday *
show more

About Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer, whose bestselling novels span from Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to Kane and Abel and The Eleventh Commandment, has sold over 120 million books throughout the world. In 1992 he was elevated to the House of Lords. In August 2001 he was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury. During that time he wrote three Prison Diaries. He is married with two children.
show more

Rating details

4,646 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,258)
4 35% (1,615)
3 27% (1,258)
2 8% (394)
1 3% (121)

Our customer reviews

The Prison Diaries by Jeffrey Archer are just "unputdownable". A first hand account of life in a British prison and a terrible insight into the blossoming drug problems facing the youth of today. A very good read by a master story teller. Highly recommendedshow more
by frances bollard
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X