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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Paperback No of Pages: This is one of Archer’s best books. Macmillan Digital Audio Availability: Indeed, the most vivid pictures in Jeff’s diary are the glossy reproductions of the pencil sketches made by Shaun, another inmate. His trauma was still fresh and the conditions at Belmarsh prison extremely harsh. The differences were shocking. The fall from belmarsb alone creates tension: February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Thin on the human side of doing time, Jeff’s diary is positively threadbare when it comes to his favourite archwr The volumes become progressively longer due to his stay being longer and longer at each prison he went to.

A Prison Diary 1. Feb 21, Morten added it Shelves: I’ve always thought that Archer was a bit of a dodgy character. Nov 16, John Roberts rated it really liked it. However it opened up the ugly darkness prevailing in prisons even in places like London. May 23, Lorraine rated it really liked it. I’m still a huge fan of Jeffrey Archer, but as a person, I know see him in a different, privileged light.


At time sad, wrcher time eye opening, the experience opened his eyes to deficiencies in the British prison system that extends jeffdey the ordinary complaints of privilege s Audiobook. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I listened to it even when I had only 10 minutes drive because I wanted to hear more. His lack of prejudice, though, derives from an absence of a point of view, rather than from broadmindedness. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Other inmates he talked with include an experienced Listener for the Samaritanswho had been sexually abused through much of his childhood, existing as a sex-slaveand only knew crime. The author spent two years in prison. It was going to be full of Jeff feeling sorry for himself and berating everyone except himself, wasn’t it?

Like the author, I was relieved when he was transferred to a medium security prison after three weeks, and I understand that his memoir picks up at that point in the next volume which is not available as a download from my library.

While it is hard to like him, it is also hard to hate him, because his personality is too insubstantial for hatred. The rules are more relaxed, but as the title suggests, boredom is the main enemy for all prisoners, not just Archer. It is something like jedfrey. Archer points out well that the worst thing about being in prison is being separated from those he loves and the outside world.


Yet he began writing down his days in the prison.

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

Not only does he find ways to surv Bestselling author,Lord Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to serve time at Belmarsh prison.

I do enjoy Mr. I really felt like I was sitting on his jefvrey and could envisage both the setting and the people he talked about in the diary. Is that all there is? But it was a judgement he never expected.

Lord Archer’s true crime

Jul 09, Vidya rated it really liked it. It’s a semi-interesting read but I really couldn’t stand his commentary on the cricket matches he listened to neffrey the radio. Both writers came out of prison changed and, I suppose “reformed,” but the prison in Arizona had so many human rights violations that it was difficult to read.