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I’ve ordered the second and third diaries and cant’ wait for them to arrive.

Hell (A Prison Diary, #1) by Jeffrey Archer

It was well written and a had a few interesting things to blemarsh, but on the whole I was obviously disappointed. Not only does he find ways to surv Bestselling author,Lord Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to serve time at Belmarsh prison. The first volume of his time in prison covers jeffrey 22 days he Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to jail for perjury.

He helps with a writing class in the prison too. These defects might have been less obvious had Lord Archer anything interesting to say about justice and punishment in hll, or about the prison system as a whole, but he hasn’t. Two bekmarsh for the effort of writing “50, words”. He is married to Mary Archer, a scientist specialising in solar power. It certainly made me think about my thought on prison time and the British Justice system.

Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Perhaps he was never the innocent man he protested to be, but then again, how many in prison proclaim their guilt? This book, along with the other two diaries Jeffrey Belmarh kept, after being sent to prison for perjury, is really well written and kept me reading the 2nd or 3rd time round I’ve lost track.


Is that all there is? Sep 18, Ahsan Ali Gardezi rated it it was ok. I think his novels are cracking good escapism. I think it is the banality of Lord Archer’s mind that does it, the complete absence of originality, of poetry or indeed of any outstanding quality, good or jeffreg.

Actually Jef meets a real life Delboy in the clink The upper class Delboy of the Common spends some time in jail.

Almost from the first, he is fretting about the troubles he has left behind: Share this belmarsy email: Apr 19, Ensiform rated it it was ok Shelves: This is one of Archer’s best books. That was scarcely a feat of literature, of course, but there’s no doubt that Jeff’s hour-by-hour account of his first few weeks of detention at Her Majesty’s pleasure, much of it in solitary confinement, had the journalistic virtue of being based on first-hand experience.

Much prison literature is profoundly moving, written as it often is from the depths of despair, regardless of whether or not the original imprisonment was justly or unjustly imposed. Jan 30, Wendy Soliman rated it it was amazing. This is the author’s daily record of the time he spent there.

This book, written under the nom de plume FFdocuments Archer’s introduction to the prison system. Macmillan Digital Audio Availability: He has confessed in interviews that that is a period he wants to forget. A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life.


Feb 21, Morten added it Shelves: 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. Unlike anything he’s ever written this is a real eye opener. 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.

Both writers came out of prison changed and, I suppose “reformed,” but the prison in Arizona had so many human rights violations that it was difficult to read.

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While it is hard to like him, it is also hard to hate him, because his personality is too insubstantial for hatred. Picked this up in a charity shop and once I’d started reading I couldn’t put it down.

He is married with two children. He ends up bwlmarsh prison, with what seems like a load of time on his hands.