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"On August 9, 2001, twenty-two days after author Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from HMP Belmarsh, a notorious high-security prison in south London, to HMP Wayland, a medium security prison in Norfolk. He served sixty-seven days in Wayland and during that time, encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously over-stretched prison system, but the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates. Purgatory is an account of his experiences in prison"--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin Press, [2005]
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin edition
ISBN: 9780312342166
Characteristics: 310 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Feb 07, 2013

I have read many of Archer's fiction books and was amazed to find a NF by him. Read this and you'll find the frist two titles he had in mind for "As The Crow Flies," which I thought was engrosing. Luckily I still have several of his fiction to go.

Lookedvolume two up in the library (wanted to read more!) and we didn't have it. I asked, politely, if it could be found elsewhere.

Apparently it's been ordered for us to own. Wonderful. I can't wait to read it. Our system owns the last of three, but I wanted to read them in order, not one - three - two.

Meanwhile, I have my nose in other books.


Dec 08, 2012

Read this sometime between Sept 11, 2012 and Oct 4, 2012 while also reading "The Inheritance of Loss". Very eye-opening, and gives you a lot to think about re the prison system.

Feb 04, 2012

A continuation of his time in prison that picks up directly where the first one leaves off. I would recommend reading the three diaries in order; the context is much richer if you do. The second is just as good as the first.


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