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Purgatory A Prison Diary Volume 2

A Prison Diary

Jeffrey Archer

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

320 Pages


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On August 9, 2001, 22 days after Archer—now known as Prisoner FF8282—was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from a maximum security prison in London to HMP Wayland, a medium security prison in Norfolk. For the next 67 days, as he waited to be reclassified for an "open," minimum security prison, he encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously overstretched prison system but also the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates. Purgatory: A Prison Diary, Volume 2, is Archer's frank, shocking, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrifying account of those 67 days.


Praise for Purgatory

"A tale that is not only important but true."—The Washington Post

"The finest thing that he's ever written...riveting."—The Independent on Sunday

"The books form the most detailed and illuminating account of life spent under lock and key since Dostoyevsky."—The Mail on Sunday

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Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
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  • Jeffrety Archer became one of the youngest members of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992. All of his story collections and novels—including most recently Sons of Fortune—have been international bestsellers. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in England.
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