Life After Life by Paddy Armstrong
A Guildford Four Memoir

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Life After Life is Paddy Armstrong’s account of the nightmare that engulfed his life. It is an extraordinary, terrifying, gripping story.
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Looking back over the last six, almost seven decades, the images that flash through my mind are hardly believable - sometimes, it feels like I'm remembering someone else's life. The truth is, I've lived three very different lives: the one before prison; the one in prison; and my life since then. It has taken years to make sense of it all, but now I've found a voice to speak about it.

Paddy Armstrong was one of four people falsely convicted of The Guildford Bombing in 1975. He spent fifteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Today, as a husband and father, life is wonderfully ordinary, but the memory of his ordeal lives on. Here, for the first time and with unflinching candour, he lays bare the experiences of those years and their aftermath.

Life after Life is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of forgiveness. It reminds us of the privilege of freedom, and how the balm of love, family and everyday life can restore us and mend the scars of even the most savage injustice.

'This book captures the sweet soul of Paddy. Beautifully written. For lovers of freedom everywhere.' Jim Sheridan

 

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Published March 24, 2017 by Gill Books. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Crime, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Chris Mullin on Apr 10 2017

Life After Life is Paddy Armstrong’s account of the nightmare that engulfed his life. It is an extraordinary, terrifying, gripping story.

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