A Prison Diary Volume II : Purgatory, Paperback Book

A Prison Diary Volume II : Purgatory Paperback

Part of the The Prison Diaries series

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On 9th August 2001, twenty-two days after Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from HMP Belmarsh, a double-A Category high-security prison in south London, to HMP Wayland, a Category C establishment in Norfolk.

He served sixty-seven days in Wayland and during that time, as this account testifies, encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously over-stretched prison service, but the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates...Prison Diary Volume II: Purgatory is an extraordinary work of non-fiction, where Archer reveals what life is like inside the walls of Britain's prisons.

Praise for A Prison Diary Volume I: Hell 'The finest thing that Jeffrey Archer has ever written' - Independent on Sunday 'Compelling reportage ...Jeffrey Archer raises these diaries to the standards of a prison Pepys by being such an assiduous recorder of fellow inmates' secrets' - Jonathan Aitken, Mail on Sunday


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I'm really enjoying all of Jeffrey Archer's Prison Diary volumes. I find that I like his wit. I appreciate how he humanized prisoners without excusing their actions. The stories of prison bureaucracy make me laugh, even if that is not the intent. However, I don't think I will ever understand cricket despite Archer's best efforts.

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