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The Resource A sense of freedom : the best selling classic of gangs, prison and redemption, Jimmy Boyle

A sense of freedom : the best selling classic of gangs, prison and redemption, Jimmy Boyle

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A sense of freedom : the best selling classic of gangs, prison and redemption
Title
A sense of freedom
Title remainder
the best selling classic of gangs, prison and redemption
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Boyle
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a searing indictment of a society that uses prison bars and brutality to destroy a man's humanity and at the same time an outstanding testament to one man's ability to survive, to find a new life, a new creativity, and a new alternative.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1944-
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Boyle, Jimmy
Dewey number
  • 364.1523092
  • 364.1'523'092
  • 364.1523092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Boyle, Jimmy
  • Murderers
  • Prisoners
  • Biography
  • Memoirs
  • Biography: general
Summary expansion
Foreword by Irvine Welsh 'My life sentence had actually started the day I left my mother's womb...'Jimmy Boyle grew up in Glasgow's Gorbals. All around him the world was drinking, fighting and thieving. To survive, he too had to fight and steal. Kids' gangs led to trouble with the police. Approved schools led to Borstal, and Jimmy was on his way to a career in crime. By his twenties he was a hardened villain, sleeping with prostitutes, running shebeens and money-lending rackets. Then they nailed him for murder. The sentence was life - the brutal, degrading eternity of a broken spirit in the prisons of Peterhead and Inverness. Thankfully, Jimmy was able to turn his life around inside the prison walls and eventually released on parole. A Sense of Freedom is a searing indictment of a society that uses prison bars and brutality to destroy a man's humanity and at the same time an outstanding testament to one man's ability to survive, to find a new life, a new creativity, and a new alternative
Label
A sense of freedom : the best selling classic of gangs, prison and redemption, Jimmy Boyle
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Edinburgh: Canongate, 1977
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0025807076
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9781785033032
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A sense of freedom : the best selling classic of gangs, prison and redemption, Jimmy Boyle
Publication
Note
Originally published: Edinburgh: Canongate, 1977
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0025807076
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9781785033032
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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