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The Frying Pan

Tony Parker
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571304288
Date Published
19.09.2013
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Summary

In 1970 Tony Parker was permitted by the Home Office to make a series of visits to HMP Grendon Underwood, the UK’s first psychiatric prison, there to interview inmates and staff for a study of the institution and its unique community.

‘Tony Parker deserves a place in any future history of literature for his contribution to the creative use of the tape-recorder… We can only guess at the qualities of patience and perceptiveness which have enabled Mr Parker to make of his material one of the most important studies ever to have been published of the habitual criminal.’ TLS

‘The reader will find himself as deeply involved with his characters as Mr Parker is himself.’ Spectator

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Tony Parker was born in Stockport on June 25 1923, the son of a bookseller. His mother died when he was 4. He began to write poems and plays in his late teens. Called up to military service early in the Second World War he declared himself a conscientious objector and, in lieu, was sent to work at a coal-mine…

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