5 Oct Jeffrey Archer could face an extended stay in prison after publishing a prison diary. Hell has ratings and reviews. Carla said: Honestly, I do NOT know what all the flap is about Jeffrey Archer being such a piss-poor writer. I do. On July 19, , following a conviction for perjury, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison. A Prison Diary.

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Nearly everyone he encounters seems to possess this ability.

A Prison Diary Series by Jeffrey Archer

The good old British class system automatically kicks in, even in prison – and people know their place. The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day.

If you can’t do the time don’t do the crime. May 23, Lorraine rated it really liked it.

He ends up in prison, with what seems like a load of time on his hands. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The very people set up by the institutions to protect him like social workers and magistrates, judges and policemen, let him down, and also paid to abuse him.

A Prison Diary is a series of three books of diaries written by Jeffrey Archer during his time in prisons following his convictions for perjury and perverting the course of justice. This book traverses the author’s experiences as a prisoner in Belmarsh. A prolific author and politician, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. His friends and family remain constantly faithful and carry on his appeal case while he is incarcerated.

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. I’ve prieon thought that Archer was a bit of a dodgy character. I make no apology for being an avid Jeffrey Archer fan.


The upper class Delboy of the Common spends some time in jail. Paperbackpages. Concentrating on others also serves to help Archer avoid extended fits of melodramatic and arvher prose as when he compares himself to Oscar Wildewhich occur when he writes about his own case.

See more book details 24 July Jul 09, Vidya rated it really liked it. Perhaps he was never the innocent man he protested to be, but then again, how many in prison proclaim their guilt?

A Prison Diary Volume I

Jeffrey Archer could face an extended stay in prison after publishing a prison diary. Books by Jeffrey Archer. I personally felt like it was a disries period of time that he was covering, and not just 22 days – it was that long winded for me. 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. View all 7 comments.

As this title also fit into my mild interest in prion crime and incarceration, I thought it would pgison a good choice for me. Its all been said on here. On the positive note this is written more from an observer’s point of view, which in fact is how Mr. Sure, some places are rough in that they could use a comma or a grammar-checker, but if we let that detract us from reading and enjoying a story that fully engages our emotions on every level, then jeffreu obviously missing the entire point of being writers.


View Full Version of PW. Apr 11, Mie rated it really liked it Shelves: He helps with a writing class in the prison too. 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.

The prison experience would also be reflected in several of his subsequent books after his release. He managed to follow that schedule almost uninterrupted in the prison, and has told one interviewer that he actually managed to write more words in the prison that outside it. Jeffrey has changed that view and I’ve ordered the next two books in the series.

I downloaded one of his free short-stories back in the winter from his “And Thereby Hangs a Tale” collection, and after just a few paragraphs in, I was immediately taken on an amazingly tantalising and tactile journey that pulled my emotions along in a very seamless manner. As I walk my doggy for an hour and a half every day, I like to take advantage of the time listening to diaroes books.

Jan 12, Krista rated it liked it Shelves: We choose to read this book because he took many of his ideas from A Prisoner of Birth, which we really enjoyed from this prison exper The author spent two years in prison.

The fall from greatness alone creates tension: