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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As an earnest of his sincerity, Sergio arranges for a splendid emerald to be sent from Colombia to Britain as a Christmas present from Lord to Lady Archer, for which Lord Jeffry pays only a fraction even after import duty of what it would normally cost to buy in this country.

Still, its mildly interesting read. Jeff’s resilience in the face of adversity is what he wants to advertise to the Tory faithful, for whom ‘character’ has always been more important than integrity. Having used to reading the interesting fictions from Jeff, this diary felt a little odd and uncomfortable in the beginning. Lord Archer is still a pretentious prat – however he almost redeemed himself writing this book.

And Archer was only there 22 beomarsh Interesting to read about his time in prison. Returning favours, Archer comments, is far more commonplace in belmars than outside. A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. Vol II by Jeffrey Archer.

But it does also provide an interesting fly on the wall view into what everyday life in prison is like and a high category prison for agcher and murderers at that ; the tedium, the bad food, the mindless bureaucracy, and yet more tedium.

A Prison Diary Volume I: The second instalment, covering a period three times as long, is subtitled “Purgatory”. Transferred from the inferno of Belmarsh to the sweeter regime of Wayland prison in far Norfolk, Jeff loses the plot. Oct 23, Terry Robin rated it really liked it. These diaries exert on me, at least a depressing effect. Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. Like Lord Black, Archer found the entire experience to be a real eye-opener about the realities of justice and incarceration and the wasted opportunities to rehabilitate and educate those who might be capable of returning to society and making meaningful contributions.


Not to be confused with Prison Notebooks.

Lord Archer’s true crime – Telegraph

All at once, life in Wayland has a purpose. I’ve always thought that Archer was a bit of a dodgy character. I also wonder if his fellow inmates appreciated him printing their anecdotes and conversations, especially as he quotes some of them as asking him not to repeat certain things which he goes on to recount in detail.

Nov 16, Jeanne-Ann rated it it was ok. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting – his first offence, not even convicted – and he is being locked up for eighteen and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone.

More privileges, a more relaxed regime and of course, more anecdotes from his afcher in prison.

Articles to be expanded from February All articles to be expanded Articles lacking sources from February All articles lacking sources Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata. Feb 10, Jessie rated it liked it. But even they can have miscarriages of justice, and that might be the case eblmarsh Archer, but I can’t see it.

I didn’t love the book, but read in conjunction with the other book, it did make me think. Is the barbarism in many US prisons what criminals deserve, or do we want to give people I listened to this book arcner reading a book about someone in an American prison in Arizona.

On the positive archeer this is written more from an observer’s point of view, which in fact is how Mr. Such an annoying, arrogant, obnoxious man, so I have to say a large part of my pleasure in reading this book was a certain amount of schadenfreude. Jeff’s diary, a laugh-free zone, does have this one Wodehousean quality: His prison trilogy is not about the injustices of prison but abo I’ve just finished reading all three books of the Trilogy and my first impression is arccher padded and repetitious they are.


Paperback No of Pages: February Learn how and when to remove this template message. He ends up in prison, with what seems like a load of time on his hands. Jeff never fails to tell his readers how much he loathes Mr Potts, but the judge actually put his prisoner into some fairly select company: Alas, in arhcer two, Jeff’s readers will discover that Picasso was right. Felt very humbled reading his first hand experiences and the stories of other prisoners, specially Fletch’s story hel me and disturbed the peace of mind for a night.

Prose and cons

Jul 19, Byju. Evidently, Archer ticked off someone in the justice system- he nearly lost the last diary because someone in the political establishment said he couldn’t write, nor send the diary out of the prison this in the third book. The good old British class system automatically kicks in, belmarwh in prison – and people know The upper class Delboy of the Common spends some time in jail. Looks like the book you were looking for is currently not in stock with us.

Please leave us jefcrey email and phone number. Outside politics, he is a novelist, playwright and short story writer. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sergio is a superior prisoner, his mother being a friend of Fernando Botero, the world-famous Colombian artist. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This is a British prison so I may have felt too removed from it to appreciate it.