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Porridge and Passion

Paperback|Jul 2006
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In this sequel to 'Pride and Perjury', Aitken starts his story as he is taken down from the courtroom and incarcerated at Her Majesty's Pleasure. He write frankly of subsequent events. Visited by the ever-optimistic Lord Longford, Aitken emerged from...


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In this sequel to 'Pride and Perjury', Aitken starts his story as he is taken down from the courtroom and incarcerated at Her Majesty's Pleasure. He write frankly of subsequent events. Visited by the ever-optimistic Lord Longford, Aitken emerged from the jaws of despair a chastened man.
-Publisher

Emerging from Bellmarsh Prison, with nothing but a black plastic sack of clothes, the author recounts how he was accepted at Wycliffe Hall Oxford to read theology and how this reconditioned his mind as well as his soul. This sequel to his first volume of autobiography ( Pride and Perjury ), starts his story as he is taken down from the courtroom.
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In this sequel to his first volume of autobiographyPride and Perjury, Aitken starts his story as he is taken down from the courtroom and incarcerated at Her Majesty's Pleasure. How this Old Etonian former Cabinet Minister on Mrs Thatcher's inner circle managed to establish new relationships and lasting friendships with fellow prisoners is fascinating - so too is this account of how religious belief transformed his life. Aitken has lost none of his charm, fluency and determination - and he has found an authentic new life which readers of this entertaining new book will be able to judge for themselves.'A rich collection of humorous tales of prison life... Aitken seems to have found a new vocation of both a funny writer and a serious prison reformer.'Tablet

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Jonathan Aitken

JONATHAN AITKEN, an Oxford graduate in both law and theology, is the author of the award-winning biography "Nixon: A Life," A former British M.P. and cabinet member, his political career ended in 1999 when he served a seven-month prison term for perjury in a civil case. He is now a lecturer, author, columnist, and broadcaster.

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