Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Prison books, a nice gesture

David Slack urges us to send Tim Selwyn any old books or magazines you might have to bolster the meagre library at Hawkes Bay Prison.

I think this is a great idea, so scour your bookshelves for some titles that might inspire, entertain, and possibly edify some poor (or perhaps deserving) lags.

Might I suggest you assign some relevance, or irony to your choices... for instance, do you have any of these titles gathering dust:

Anything by Lord Archer
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Shawshank Redemption, indeed by Stephen King
Escape from Colditz, by P R Reid
Mein Kampf, by one A Hitler
Long Walk to Freedom, by Nelson Mandela
Papillon, by Henri Charriere

Leave any other appropriate titles in the comments by all means.

Dig 'em out, dust 'em down & send 'em off to:

Tim Selwyn
Librarian/Unit 8
Hawkes Bay Prison
Private Bag 1600
Napier, NZ

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