I was delighted with the response from the CEO of Koestler Trust Tim Robertson not only have I got the award but also the CEO is a fan of The Little Book of Prison A Beginners Guide this is what Tim had to say…..
“Our awards judges don’t give a Platinum Award lightly, and this book is a winner on more than one level. It is a practical and totally frank introduction to real life in the British prison system – probably the best introduction there is. But it is also a wonderfully human narrative and a sharply argued critique – the wit and wisdom of one inmate who turns out to be a born writer. I was gripped from start to finish – roared with laughter one minute, winced with pain the next, and was left wondering why we have prisons at all.”