This week’s bookcase star is ex-jailbird Arthur Taylor, pictured at his Dunedin home with his newly published memoir, Prison Break: The Extraordinary Life and Crimes of New Zealand’s Most Infamous Escapee (Allen & Unwin, $37). He writes, “Just off to report in at probation. Yes I did lots of reading in prison – it’s what kept me sane during my lengthy periods in solitary confinement. Started with Reader’s Digests. One of the nicest thoughts coming through about having written my book is that some of the people who I taught to read in prison will be able to enjoy my book as a result of that.”
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