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The Pain of Confinement. Prison Diaries

Boyle, Jimmy


1st Edition

Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. In slightly age-tanned dust jacket. INSCRIBED with the words ‘Best wishes from’ by the author to half-title. *** Labeled ‘Scotland’s Most Violent Man’ by the Scottish press when he was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1967. In 1973 Boyle was moved to a Special Unit set up in an attempt to rehabilitate the most dangerous criminals in the Scottish system. Here he wrote his autobiography A Sense of Freedom which became a bestseller and a film. It was republished in 2017 with a foreword by Irvine Welsh. In 1984 he published his prison diaries as The Pain of Confinement, more directly relating his experience at the Special Unit, running from September 1974 to his release in 1982.

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Book Details

AuthorBoyle, Jimmy
PublisherCanongate Publishing Limited
Publisher Year1984
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionFine
Binding TypeHardcover
Signature TypeSigned by Author(s)
Edition1st Edition