Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce to publish prison diaries in new book

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Chris Huhne's ex-wife is to publish a book based on the diaries she kept during her recent two months in prison, her publisher announced today.

The book, titled Prisonomics, will be published in early September, Biteback Publishing said today.

The book is not said to be a full memoir, but will draw on diaries the economist kept during her period in prison.

Mother-of-five Pryce was released from jail today after serving two months of an eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice.

In a statement read by lawyer Robert Brown as she returned to her home in Clapham, south-west London, she said she was looking forward to returning to her career in economics.

The new book will use a style similar to Pryce's previous publication Greekonomics, also published by Biteback, and is said to be a very personal book examining prison life, but also a hardhitting economic analysis of the cost to the economy of keeping women in prison.

Pryce said: ''I am pleased Biteback will again be publishing a book of mine. I kept a diary while in prison and I have some strong views on how the prison system works, especially with regard to how it treats women.

''I will use personal experience to back up my arguments but I must be clear that this book is more than a memoir - it will analyse how prison works, and should work, very much from an economic perspective.''

Biteback managing director Iain Dale added: ''I have known Vicky for a long time and published her previous book, Greekonomics, which has sold very well.

''Vicky is very clear on what this book is and what it isn't, and so am I. She has a unique perspective on the judicial process and how prison works, or doesn't, and her book will, I am sure, be a compelling read.

''I am delighted to be publishing it.''

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5:20pm Mon 13 May 13

rickey says...

What's it going to be called 'in and out in no time at all' or 'how to make some me cash out of lying' or 'influential people don't have to do their time'.
What's it going to be called 'in and out in no time at all' or 'how to make some me cash out of lying' or 'influential people don't have to do their time'. rickey
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5:24pm Mon 13 May 13

summercat says...

So, in the (hopefully unlikely) event of the book selling, are the profits going to charity? I thought crime wasn't meant to pay. Or crims weren't meant to profit from their crimes.
So, in the (hopefully unlikely) event of the book selling, are the profits going to charity? I thought crime wasn't meant to pay. Or crims weren't meant to profit from their crimes. summercat
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5:44pm Mon 13 May 13

Outside of the Box says...

Does a couple of pages constitute a book?
Does a couple of pages constitute a book? Outside of the Box
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5:55pm Mon 13 May 13

solomum says...

Saw this one coming a mile off. Sleazeballs like Pryce have no shame.
Saw this one coming a mile off. Sleazeballs like Pryce have no shame. solomum
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6:10pm Mon 13 May 13

BillGrates says...

summercat wrote:
So, in the (hopefully unlikely) event of the book selling, are the profits going to charity? I thought crime wasn't meant to pay. Or crims weren't meant to profit from their crimes.
This won't be profit from crime, though. She'll be writing a book. We don't get to say "ok, now you're out of prison, you're not allowed to make a living".
[quote][p][bold]summercat[/bold] wrote: So, in the (hopefully unlikely) event of the book selling, are the profits going to charity? I thought crime wasn't meant to pay. Or crims weren't meant to profit from their crimes.[/p][/quote]This won't be profit from crime, though. She'll be writing a book. We don't get to say "ok, now you're out of prison, you're not allowed to make a living". BillGrates
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6:27pm Mon 13 May 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

The book will be called
STUPID COW
and of course all proceeds going to charity . No I dont think so
The book will be called STUPID COW and of course all proceeds going to charity . No I dont think so SPIKEISLANDTRADER
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6:50pm Mon 13 May 13

sparkster says...

She's only been in prison two months what the hell can you write about in two months
She's only been in prison two months what the hell can you write about in two months sparkster
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7:20pm Mon 13 May 13

Jayne388 says...

sparkster wrote:
She's only been in prison two months what the hell can you write about in two months
She's a woman ! We can talk for hours about nothing !
[quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: She's only been in prison two months what the hell can you write about in two months[/p][/quote]She's a woman ! We can talk for hours about nothing ! Jayne388
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7:34pm Mon 13 May 13

bigfella777 says...

You've got to feel sorry for Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce.
One minute, spending a life of lavish luxury, not really wanting for anything, all at the tax payers expense...

The next minute, they're back out of prison.
You've got to feel sorry for Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce. One minute, spending a life of lavish luxury, not really wanting for anything, all at the tax payers expense... The next minute, they're back out of prison. bigfella777
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7:55pm Mon 13 May 13

Saintly Sam says...

The book is not said to be a full memoir, but will draw on diaries the economist kept during her period in prison.

Diaries? plural?, she spent 2 months inside, how can she have written so much?, this proven and convicted liar will make profit from her crime, she clearly has not learned anything whilst inside, money grubbing witch.
[quote]The book is not said to be a full memoir, but will draw on diaries the economist kept during her period in prison. [/quote] Diaries? plural?, she spent 2 months inside, how can she have written so much?, this proven and convicted liar will make profit from her crime, she clearly has not learned anything whilst inside, money grubbing witch. Saintly Sam
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8:34pm Mon 13 May 13

sparkster says...

I wondered how long it would take her to write a book of some sort
I wondered how long it would take her to write a book of some sort sparkster
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9:12pm Mon 13 May 13

loosehead says...

I criticise judges for not imprisoning women who robbed us through false benefit claims so I can't believe these two go in for 8months then don't even serve 50% of their sentence it's a disgrace.
the Echo & the media shouldn't be acting as an advertising agent for this crook.
even if they'd got out after 6months I would have felt that was to soon but two months?
quick let's all break the law & get all our bills paid for ( food & lodgings) two months & then make money writing a book about it?
This makes the Law a Joke
I criticise judges for not imprisoning women who robbed us through false benefit claims so I can't believe these two go in for 8months then don't even serve 50% of their sentence it's a disgrace. the Echo & the media shouldn't be acting as an advertising agent for this crook. even if they'd got out after 6months I would have felt that was to soon but two months? quick let's all break the law & get all our bills paid for ( food & lodgings) two months & then make money writing a book about it? This makes the Law a Joke loosehead
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9:50pm Mon 13 May 13

Stephen J says...

Interested in what she has to say? Then buy the book. Not interested? Then don't buy it. It's not complicated.
Interested in what she has to say? Then buy the book. Not interested? Then don't buy it. It's not complicated. Stephen J
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11:41pm Mon 13 May 13

rickey says...

Stephen J wrote:
Interested in what she has to say? Then buy the book. Not interested? Then don't buy it. It's not complicated.
Oh dear Stephen that's not a comment that's a cop out.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: Interested in what she has to say? Then buy the book. Not interested? Then don't buy it. It's not complicated.[/p][/quote]Oh dear Stephen that's not a comment that's a cop out. rickey
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1:32am Tue 14 May 13

userds5050 says...

The Ballad of East Sutton Park Open Prison has got a nice ring to it.
The Ballad of East Sutton Park Open Prison has got a nice ring to it. userds5050
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1:38am Tue 14 May 13

userds5050 says...

BillGrates wrote:
summercat wrote:
So, in the (hopefully unlikely) event of the book selling, are the profits going to charity? I thought crime wasn't meant to pay. Or crims weren't meant to profit from their crimes.
This won't be profit from crime, though. She'll be writing a book. We don't get to say "ok, now you're out of prison, you're not allowed to make a living".
Er, we do actually. If it's deemed any prisoners' book is profiting from his or her crime, any royalties can be siezed. Huhne has already said he will donate any profits from his book to charity.
[quote][p][bold]BillGrates[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]summercat[/bold] wrote: So, in the (hopefully unlikely) event of the book selling, are the profits going to charity? I thought crime wasn't meant to pay. Or crims weren't meant to profit from their crimes.[/p][/quote]This won't be profit from crime, though. She'll be writing a book. We don't get to say "ok, now you're out of prison, you're not allowed to make a living".[/p][/quote]Er, we do actually. If it's deemed any prisoners' book is profiting from his or her crime, any royalties can be siezed. Huhne has already said he will donate any profits from his book to charity. userds5050
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