Life Inside: The Hard Reality of Prison and What It Takes To Survive

Author:   Linda Calvey
Publisher:   Headline Publishing Group
Edition:   UK Airports
ISBN:  

9781802795967


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   04 January 2024
Format:   Paperback
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Life Inside: The Hard Reality of Prison and What It Takes To Survive


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'One of the best books about prison I've ever read' Kimberley ChambersA chilling look into the brutality of life behind bars and what it's like to be locked away with some of the world's most dangerous criminals.Widely known in the criminal underworld as the 'Black Widow', Linda Calvey spent the first half of her life running with the UK's top gangsters, robbing banks and rubbing shoulders with the Kray twins. That is, until, in 1990, her lover Robbie Cook was murdered at point-blank, and she found herself falsely convicted.Linda was sent away for decades, and would go on to become Britain's longest-serving female prisoner. This is her story of life inside, and how she learnt to survive the many years she spent behind bars.Detailing the systems, characters and rules of prison life, as well as her encounters with notorious criminals Charles Bronson, Rose West and Myra Hindley, Linda gives a full account of her time locked up.Featuring stories of fights, riots, dodgy dealings and what happens when a prison officer gets taken hostage, this is a gritty and eye-opening look at prison life from a woman who has seen it all.

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Author:   Linda Calvey
Publisher:   Headline Publishing Group
Imprint:   Headline Welbeck Non-Fiction
Edition:   UK Airports
ISBN:  

9781802795967


ISBN 10:   1802795960
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   04 January 2024
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'I have the greatest admiration for Linda ... Read this and put yourself on the brave journey she went on ... It will change your perception of life inside and the courage it takes to survive it ... A must-read book' -- Bobby Cummines OBE 'Linda is an inspiration and her story is incredible ... It is a gripping and powerful account of what prison is like and what it takes to make it through ... Make sure you read it' -- Kimberley Chambers


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Linda Calvey has served 18 years behind bars, making her Britain's longest-serving female prisoner. She moved to 14 different prisons, doing time with Rose West and Myra Hindley. Since her release, Linda has become a full-time author. She has previously written three books, across both fiction and non-fiction, the first of them being her memoir, The Black Widow, which sold over 16,000 copies.

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