#BooksforPrisoners Advent Calendar Day 10

The #BooksforPrisoners Advent calendar is a ‘Literary Protest’ against the restrictions on books being sent to UK prisoners

Every day until Christmas, a leading writer will be recommending the book that they would send to a prisoner as part of English PEN and the Howard League’s Books for Prisoners campaign.

Whilst the campaign saw a major victory last week, with the High Court ruling that the ban on books for prisoners was unlawful, we need to keep up the pressure until family and friends are once again able to send books to their loved ones in prisons.


Today: David Hare

I recommend An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris.

It’s a deeply researched novel about the Dreyfus case – one of the most dramatic news events of the 19th century – but from a highly original angle. It’s a superb thriller which is actually about something important.

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