Christopher Impey

The House on the Hill

  • 9781910691427
  • £14.00

Brixton is one of the country's most notorious prisons. It is Londons oldest and 2019 will mark its 200th anniversary. The House on the Hill tells the story of this remarkable institution, which popularised the dreaded treadmill, was the first womens prison, acted as London's remand jail for most of the last century and today is home to the Clink restaurant and National Prison Radio. But it also recalls the colourful lives of some of its residents - among them terrorists, mass murderers, spies, politicians and rock stars.