Heaven by Jeffrey Archer
A Prison Diary Volume 3

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Jeffrey Archer's final volume in his trilogy of prison diaries covers the period of his transfer from a medium security prison, HMP Wayland, to his eventual release on parole in July 2003. It includes a shocking account of the traumatic time he spent in the notorious Lincoln jail and the events that led to his incarceration there, and also shines a harsh light on a system that is close to its breaking point.
Told with humor, compassion and honesty, the diary closes with a thought-provoking manifesto that should be applauded by reform advocates and the prison population alike.

 

About Jeffrey Archer

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JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections-including Sins of the Father, And Thereby Hangs a Tale, A Prisoner of Birth, and Kane & Abel-have been international bestsellers. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
 
Published July 25, 2006 by St. Martin's Press. 388 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Thus his “tariff” passes, from day 89 (15 October 2001) through day 457 (18 October 2002), when Archer, put back into a more secure prison, abandons his journal until day 725 (21 July 2003), when he’s released.

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In 2001, bestselling novelist Archer (Sons of Fortune ; etc.) was sentenced to four years' imprisonment for perjury. Volume one of his diaries detailed his fi

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Volume three opens on Day 89, as Archer arrives at North Sea Camp, an "open" prison for well-behaved lifers and convicts nearing parole.

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Portland Book Review

Le Guin was and still is a Borges fan (as noted in a somewhat recent New York Times profile of her in response to her latest Nebula award for Powers (congratulations again!)), but she appears to have stopped being a friend and fan of Philip K.

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At the completion of The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, Dick says, “after I sent the manuscript off I discovered that I was hemorrhaging, gastrointestinal bleeding… I mean, I was literally physically sick from the shock of saying good-bye to Angel Archer (the lead character in the book, as rea...

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