When economist Vicky Pryce admitted taking speeding points meant for her former husband, the ex-Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, she found herself convicted of perverting...
British prisoners showed the most amazing ingenuity and determination to turn their camp into a hive of every kind of activity.
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The searing accounts of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Evgeniia Ginsberg and Varlam Shalamov opened the world's eyes to the terrors of the Soviet Gulag. But not until now has...
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Henri Charriere; Patrick O'Brian
An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks and heroic adventure on shark-infested seas.
Dr Drauzio Varella's account of ten years spent treating inmates in the Casa de Detencao, Brazil's largest and harshest prison
After twenty five years' operational service as a prison governor and inspector, no one is better qualified than John Podmore to provide an account of what is wrong with Britain's...
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.; Whitney,...
Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret...
Urszula Muskus spent eighteen years in the Gulag Archipelago. This is her story of long train journeys into Siberia, bandit molls, work on the steppe, the many characters she met...
A classic satire, admired by Bertholt Brecht and Dylan Thomas, Duff's polemic makes it clear that whatever else capital punishment may be said to be - justice, vengeance, a deterrent...
Paul Lewis; Rob Evans
This was an undercover operation so secret that some of our most senior police officers had no idea it existed. The job of the clandestine unit was to monitor British...
Andrew Armand Gentes
Despite reports of exile proving disastrous to the region, 300,000 Russian subjects, from political dissidents to the elderly and mentally disabled, were deported to Siberia from 1823-61. Their stories of...