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The differences were shocking. Archer’s diary is very poignant. Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment at A minor breach of conditions during a home visit resulted in Archer being sent to B-Category HMP Lincoln for 22 days – described in a section of the book subtitled “Back to Hell”. Interesting to read about his time in prison. Not to be confused with Prison Notebooks. I must admit that I’ve never read any of Archer’s fiction, but given his popularity, I assumed he’d do justice to a prison diary– and that he does.

The result was the three volumes of prison diaries,titled “Heaven”,”Hell” and “Purgatory”. It starts with his transfer to Wayland Prison in Norfolk, a lower security establishment where the regime is considerably more relaxed than at Belmarsh, and ends on the day of his removal to open prison.

Instead the insight into the prison service and some of its more off-the-wall rules had me laughing, crying and full of righteous indignation as the book progressed. He famously has a clockwork schedule in his normal life. Jul 19, Byju. Archer’s writing and had to wait years to read this since my library didn’t have it on audio. More privileges, a more relaxed regime and of course, more anecdotes from his time in prison.

Interested to learn about the details of his charges and any aftermath, I researched Jeffrey Archer and was bemused by what I found.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. All the cons when they hear Archer’s story, and lets face it he is a good story teller, think he has been hard done by.

Lord Archer’s true crime

Apart from his portrait of Dale wounding with intent to endanger life aka ‘Big Mac’, he shows little interest in the lives of his fellows, and they, in turn, treat him as if he has just wandered in from the Lords.


Pretty much everyone bows to his lordship. Unlike anything he’s ever written this is a real eye opener. I must agree with him, though, that he must have had quite a privileged upbringing, if all he experienced in prison comes as such a shock to him: A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase.

Within six hours, Prisoner Arxher, as he is now known, was on suicide watch belmrsh the medical wing of Belmarsh top security prison in south London. Indeed, the most vivid pictures in Jeff’s diary are the glossy reproductions of the pencil sketches made by Shaun, another inmate.

It’s a semi-interesting read but I really couldn’t stand his commentary on the cricket matches he listened to on the radio. How did he deal with his incarceration? Other books in the series. On the other hand, some of the information Archer learns in his three weeks at Belmarsh is extremely disturbing, and he makes great play of imagining that the then Home SecretaryDavid Blunkettought to be reading it and asks for his attention.

I’ve always thought that Archer was a bit of a dodgy character. I do not remember a single striking metaphor in the entire book.

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This article consists almost entirely of a arcer summary. I make no apology for being an avid Jeffrey Archer fan. Lord Archer describes himself as a man completely free of prejudices, and I do not think he is mistaken in this. They are allegedly prison diaries, but in fact they are more about the character and personality of the author.

I was however a bit apprehensive about reading his first prison diary. He doesn’t appear to believe in anything strongly enough to have a prejudice against anything else. Archer would feel quite understandably inside the Jefrey penal system, being a “model citizen” most of his life. Would recommend this just to get an idea of what’s really going on inside our prisons.

I’ve been incarcerated in a cell five jefffrey by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again At time sad, at time belmzrsh opening, the experience opened his eyes to deficiencies in the British prison system that extends beyond the ordinary complaints of privilege bemlarsh Audiobook. Felt very humbled reading his first hand experiences arher the stories of other prisoners, specially Fletch’s story moved me and disturbed the peace of mind for a night.


Shall We Tell the President? Having been given the next 2 books as a gift, I will of course read them – but I’m not in a hurry to do so. At time sad, at time eye opening, the experience opened his eyes to deficiencies in the British prison system that extends beyond the ordinary complaints of privilege seeking convicts to he,l actual problems that he with his extensive contacts can actually impact.

Archer points out well that the worst thing about being in prison is being separated from those he loves and the outside world. As with all Archer’s books this is brilliantly written. This is one of Archer’s best books. I really liked this first book of the trilogy – I have always enjoyed Archers writing!

It should be expanded to provide more balanced coverage that includes real-world context. Jeffrey Archer Product Archrr Sergio is a superior prisoner, his mother being a friend of Fernando Botero, the world-famous Colombian artist. No trivia or quizzes yet. I am honestly tired of celebrities feeling that they have been hard done by, because they now have to go to jail like us common folk.

Lord Archer’s true crime – Telegraph

It’s a big topic and one I’ve thought about a lot since I volunteered with prisoners 15 years ago. This first book of three tells bflmarsh his first 3 weeks in a high security prison. I came very close to buying it; I’m so glad I didn’t!! Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.