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4.0 out of 5 stars Peterhead Porridge
An interesting insight into Peterhead prison from a former prisoner's point of view. A humourous account of the 'characters' both long term prisoners and prison staff. Written in short chapters - a very easy read. Though it must be said, some of the brief descriptions of the horrendous crimes committed are disturbing.
Published on 4 April 2010 by P. Henderson

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3.0 out of 5 stars Probably deserves a 3½ Star
Starts off well, and it’s not a really bad book, but it just gets a little repetitive. The author would probably argue with that assumption, disputing that they’re all different stories, but (fairly obviously) the setting’s the same, and so are some of the people. I was getting bored near the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Peterhead Porridge, 4 April 2010
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An interesting insight into Peterhead prison from a former prisoner's point of view. A humourous account of the 'characters' both long term prisoners and prison staff. Written in short chapters - a very easy read. Though it must be said, some of the brief descriptions of the horrendous crimes committed are disturbing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Probably deserves a 3½ Star, 1 Mar. 2014
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Starts off well, and it’s not a really bad book, but it just gets a little repetitive. The author would probably argue with that assumption, disputing that they’re all different stories, but (fairly obviously) the setting’s the same, and so are some of the people. I was getting bored near the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT !!, 6 Feb. 2014
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I enjoyed this book , found it really interesting , it was just my kind of thing , I would recommend this to anyone
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2.0 out of 5 stars bland, 5 Jun. 2014
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bland is the only word i can describe this book, dont know how the author thought it was funny .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 13 Feb. 2014
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The only word for this,I nearly fell out the bed laughing at ,
some of the things these prisoners done.
If I had worked there I would have been fired, the first day for laughing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not bad at all, 22 Jan. 2014
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A decent effort with some funny accounts of the goings on inside one of scotlands horrible prisons. Well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie jock Gordon, 15 Jan. 2014
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Very good read opens your eyes to what goes on in our penal system done his crime and done his time stay out of trouble keep writing well done from a fellow glaswegian
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy prose style with Glasgow/west of Scotland style humour, 18 Dec. 2014
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Easy prose style with Glasgow/west of Scotland style humour. Interesting insight into prison life through prisoners nicknames. Unusual method of moving narrative forward but very effective. Holds readers interest throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Light hearted easy read, 23 May 2015
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An excellent book, that doesn't glamourise life in Peterhead prison, but shows that prisoners are real people and just out to serve there sentence and get on with whatever they want to get from their lives
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not funny to me....., 16 May 2015
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Sorry, but just not at all funny, was more angry than anything at times, breaking the was glorified and riots and violence.........what is meant to be funny about that.
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