Buy A Prison Diary: Volume 1 – Hell Reprints by Jeffrey Archer (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Title: A Prison Diary Volume I: Belmarsh: Hell (The Prison Diaries) Author(s): Jeffrey Archer ISBN: / (UK edition) Publisher: . Jul 26, When Lord Archer published volume one of his prison diary, Belmarsh: Hell, in , the critical consensus was that ‘Jeff’,as he likes to be.

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I’ve just finished reading all archrr books of the Trilogy and my belmars impression is how padded and repetitious they are. I personally felt like it was a longer period of time that he was covering, and not just 22 days – it was that long winded for me. Interesting insights into prison jeffeey and the British penal system but too sanctimonious for me. I don’t know if he assumes that the reader knows the details of his conviction, but he gives none in this book beyond protesting his innocence, excoriating the associates who “set him up”and repeating every conversation he has or letter he receives that confirms his belief that the Judge gell his trial treated him unfairly.

Since I cannot skip a paragraph or a page, often, this malady makes me quit the book and choose another. Is he a changed man? I also couldn’t understand how he survived on the little food he a The first in his A Prison Diary trilogy, Archer chronicles his first three weeks in what I would call a maximum-security prison.

Some of the prisoner language is coarse. While Archer version is about himself, Hoskison’s is about redemption, seeking punishment for his failings causing death by drunk driving and resolution, and all in one single volume. Interesting to read about his time in prison.

Using his outside wealth, in order to sneakily get around the limited personal supplies afforded the prisoners is one of many. He emphasizes how ineffective prison bureaucracy is, especially how the hierarchy works or rather does not work, for example a number of personnel each claiming to be governor.


Prose and cons

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Having used to reading the interesting fictions from Jeff, this diary felt a little odd and uncomfortable in the beginning. Yet he began writing down his days in the prison. One of the prisoners told his story and it made me realize what a sheltered life I have led.

Other inmates he talked with include an experienced Listener for the Samaritanswho had been sexually abused through much of his childhood, existing jefvrey a sex-slaveand only knew crime. Actually Jef meets a real life Delboy in the clink Jun 21, Tracey rated it liked it.

On Thursday 19 Julyafter a perjury jefcrey lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. V rated atcher really liked it. Lord Longford seemingly on his deathbed declared jeffrej “Archer must be set free”: Written in a diary format, with each day being one chapter and Archer noting the time of day, he narrates his adjustment to prison life and comments on the inmates he gets to know.

Lord Archer met some criminals that weren’t so bad. Prison is a monotonous and humiliating experience which generally inspires writers to introspection. Sep 18, Ahsan Ali Gardezi rated it it was ok. His lack of prejudice, though, derives from an absence of a point of view, rather than from broadmindedness. I will not be reading either of those.

Hell (Prison Diary, book 1) by FF

The first volume of his time in prison covers the 22 days he spent in Belmarsh Belmaesh and the trials and tribulations of his time spent there, convicts and guards that he met up with and befriended. Up b A non fiction book from the best selling author. This is a delightful book which throws light into the aarcher of an author. Strictly speaking, Wodehouse was not ‘jailed’ but ‘interned’, but never mind. He is married with two children. I do enjoy Mr.


Jan 12, Krista rated it liked it Shelves: Some naive people feel thrilled by this account because this is the closest anyone of them would have come to going to prison.

A Prison Diary: Belmarsh: Hell: Vol. 1

Nearly everyone he encounters seems to possess this ability. This book, written under the nom de plume FFdocuments Archer’s introduction to the prison system. In he was elevated to the House of Lords. Hell was fuelled by Jeff’s indignation at his treatment ‘This is not Turkey, not Nigeria, not Kosovo,’ he spluttered and although it was neither De Profundis nor Pilgrim’s Progress it held out the intriguing prospect that a few months in the nick was going to do for Jeff’s prose what 30 years of ‘editing’, followed by dinner at the Caprice, had never managed to achieve.

It was here that he apparently encountered another character inspiring a short story in Cat O’Nine TalesMaestro.

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

Let it never be said that Jeffrey Archer did not redeem himself. Share this by email: Preview — Hell by Jeffrey Archer. Not only does he find ways to surv Bestselling author,Lord Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to serve time at Belmarsh prison. The diary should be of interest to anyone concerned with the improvement of our penal system, whether they are concerned citizens, politicians or workers in the prison service. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. He is interested in interacting with ordinary prisoners, some of whom actually earn his respect.