BORSTAL AND BETTER A Life Story

Author: Maxwell (Richard)
Year: 1956
Publisher: Hollis & Carter
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
Price: 6.00
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Hardback. With a Foreword by David Price MP. Most books written by men and women who have been to prison are the result of a single experience and their authors clearly have some axe to grind or viewpoint to state. This book is in a different vein. The author was the product of a broken home, who early on took to thieving in back streets. Thereafter his career followed the full course of Approved School, Borstal, probation, short prison sentences and penal servitude, interspersed with brief periods of freedom in dead-end jobs, or tramping the countryside. When nearly 30yrs old he suddenly decided to "go straight" resulting in a position of trust within a large public Company. His tale is told simply and in his own words and leaves the reader full of admiration for the endless humanity, patience and willingness to "try again", of the police and prison authorities. With Epilogue. 216pp. 8vo. h/back. With previous owner's name inked out to ffep o/w Vg+ in Vg+ pcdw.

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