Purgatory (Paperback)

A Prison Diary Volume 2

By Jeffrey Archer

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312342166, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2005

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Hardcover (7/1/2004)

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On August 9, 2001, 22 days after Archer--now known as Prisoner FF8282--was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from a maximum security prison in London to HMP Wayland, a medium security prison in Norfolk. For the next 67 days, as he waited to be reclassified for an "open," minimum security prison, he encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously overstretched prison system but also the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates.
Purgatory: A Prison Diary, Volume 2, is Archer's frank, shocking, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrifying account of those 67 days.

About the Author

JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He served five years as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and has served twenty-six years as a Member of the House of Lords. Now published in 97 countries and more than 37 languages, all of his novels and short story collections—including Kane & Abel, Only Time Will Tell and This Was a Man—have been international bestsellers. Jeffrey is married with two sons and three grandchildren, and lives in London, Cambridge and Majorca.

Praise For Purgatory: A Prison Diary Volume 2

“A tale that is not only important but true.” —The Washington Post on A Prison Diary, Vol. 1

“The finest thing that he's ever written...riveting.” —Independent on Sunday (UK) on A Prison Diary, Vol. 1