The Prison Doctor: Women Inside (Paperback)Dr Amanda Brown (author)
The author of The Prison Doctor returns, describing the unique challenges and heart-breaking realities of working behind the bars – this time with a specific focus on treating female inmates. Compassionate and speckled with humour, Women Inside is not only revelatory about life within prison walls but equally about the society outside them.
Longlisted for the ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2021.
Insights into the world of a Prison Doctor, this time taking us deeper into the walls of Bronzefield, the UK's biggest women's prison.
From the drug addicts who call Amanda 'the mother I never had' to the women who've pushed back at domestic abuse, to women close to release in their 70s, who just want to stay in the place that they've always known, these are stories that are heartbreaking, harrowing and heart-warming. Amanda listens, prescribes, and does what she can. After all, she's their doctor.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
'Both heart-rending and socially revealing'. - The Bookseller
'Compassion and commitment shine through'. - The Observer
'Heart-breaking ... Brown lays bare the health and social challenges facing these women with brutal honesty, shining particular light on mothers behind bars, as well as those trying to come off drugs'. - Press Association
'Her love for her job shines through this book, and so does her humility'. - The Daily Telegraph
'Lays bare the health and social challenges facing these women with brutal honesty'. - Press Journal
'It gave me goosebumps and has changed my views'. - Woman & Home
Praise for the Prison Doctor:
'Written with both humour and deep concern for the lives of her incarcerated patients. It's a poignant, compassionate read, giving an insight into the complicated and damaged lives of some of the offenders ... a thoroughly enlightening and engaging book'. - Mail on Sunday
'A fascinating, sometimes funny, often gruelling account of working behind bars'. - The Observer
'Not only features startling anecdotes but also the more rewarding aspects of her job - the prisoners who sent her letters of thanks, the ones for whom there remains hope'. - i newspaper
'eye-opening ... harrowing ... Though so many of the tales are unbearably sad, and some details quite difficult to read without flinching, frequent moments of hope and humanity mitigate what could otherwise be a bleak look at life on the lowest rung of society's ladder'. - The Telegraph
'All of the highs and lows of prison life, with heart-warming honesty and anecdotes to make your sides split and your jaw drop in equal measure ... Amanda has filled her book full of funny tales that both she and the inmates have had a good giggle at'. - Sunday Express S Magazine
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