Five Women PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Five Women free pdf Five Women, first published in 1965, was Tony Parker's fourth book. Its intended subjects had emerged from Holloway prison for women on the same cold spring morning in 1963. Between them they shared 73 criminal convictions and nearly a hundred years 'inside'. Parker intended to interview each of the women about their lives, hopes, intentions, fears- and to arrange follow-up conversations in due course. But one disappeared immediately, and six months later two of the five were dead, two more back in prison. The scope of Parker's project duly changed, but not its purpose - to record the experiences and thoughts of women mired in the cycle of habitual offences and custodial sentences.

About Tony Parker

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 in the North East, where he observed conditions and met people who influenced him hugely. After the war he began to work as a publisher's representative and, voluntarily, as a prison visitor - the latter another important stimulus to his subsequent writings. After Parker happened to make the acquaintance of a BBC radio producer and imparted his growing interest in the lives, opinions and self-perceptions of the prisoners he had met, he was given the opportunity to record an interview with a particular convict for broadcast on the BBC. The text of the interview was printed in the Listener, and spotted by the publishers Hutchinson as promising material for a book. This duly emerged as The Courage of His Convictions (1962), for which Parker and the career criminal 'Robert Allerton' (a pseudonym) were jointly credited as authors. Over the next 30 years Parker would publish 18 discrete works, most of them 'oral histories' based on discreetly edited but essentially verbatim interview transcripts. He died in 1996 (though one further work, a study of his great American counterpart Studs Terkel, appeared posthumously.)

Details Book

Author : Tony Parker
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 15 August 2013
ISBN : 0571304265
EAN : 9780571304264
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 196 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Five Women



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Mormon Women Have Their Say free pdfMormon Women Have Their Say

    Book Description: The Claremont Women's Oral History Project has collected hundreds of interviews with Mormon women of various ages. experiences. and levels of activity. These interviews record the experiences of these women in their homes and family life..


  • William Parker free pdfWilliam Parker

    This book collects a series of conversations between William Parker and Marcello Lorrai. an Italian journalist based in Milan. Parker's life. musical vision and experiences are the focus of these conversations..


  • Women and Development free pdfWomen and Development

    This book explores notions of development as they relate to women and representations of women in society and literature across the world. Multidisciplinary in its approach. the essays in this volume examine subjects such as women's writing..


  • Freeing the Female Body free pdfFreeing the Female Body

    Stories of remarkable women who devoted their lives to the cause of women's physical liberation are told in this volume. They each shared the same ambition: to free women's bodies through sport..


  • Women Writing Nature free pdfWomen Writing Nature

    Since Silent Spring was published in 1962. the number of texts about the natural world written by women has grown exponentially. The essays in Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View argue that women writing in the 20th century are utilizing the historical connection of women and the natural world in diverse ways..


  • Five Women free pdfFive Women

    . Five Women, first published in 1965, was Tony Parker's fourth book. Its intended subjects had emerged from Holloway prison for women on the same cold spring morning in 1963. Between them they shared