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London: Hutchinson, 1958. First printing.
Brendhan Behan, who went on to be a successful writer in New York, tells the harrowing story of his youth in and out of British jail.
Borstal was the most feared of these institutions, with rituals and survival strategies that chill the soul.
A fascinating and moving portrait of prison life.
Hardcover has slight foxing to end pages, otherwise very good, in clipped jacket.
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