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A Prison Diary

By Jeffrey Archer, 1940-

On July 19, 2001, following a conviction for perjury, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison. Prisoner FF8282, as Archer is now known, spent the first three weeks in the notorious HMP Belmarsh, a high-security prison in South London, home to murderers, terrorists and some of Britain's most violent criminals.

On the last day of the trial, his mother dies, and the world's press accompany him to the funeral. On returning to prison, he's placed on the lifer's wing, where a cellmate sells his story to the tabloids. Prisoners and guards routinely line up outside his cell to ask for his autograph, to write letters, and to seek advice on their appeals.

For twenty-two days, Archer was locked in a cell with a murderer and a drug baron. He decided to use that time to write an hour-by-hour diary, detailing the worst three weeks of his life.

When A Prison Diary was published in England, it was condemned by the prison authorities, and praised by the critics.

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Format: Book
Author: Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
Title: A prison diary / Jeffrey Archer.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2002.
Subject: Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- -- Diaries. Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- -- Imprisonment. HMP Belmarsh Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Diaries Prisoners -- Great Britain -- Diaries.
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Format: Book
Author: Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
Title: A prison diary / Jeffrey Archer.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2002.
Description: 259 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- -- Diaries.
Subjects: Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- -- Imprisonment.
Subjects: HMP Belmarsh
Subjects: Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Diaries
Subjects: Prisoners -- Great Britain -- Diaries.
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ISBN: 0312321864
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