Inside Broadmoor

Inside Broadmoor

Fiction, True Crime
Paperback Published on: 08/08/2019
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The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

'There is time and then there is Broadmoor time.'
Broadmoor. Few place names in the world have such chilling resonance. For over 150 years, it has contained the UK's most violent, dangerous and psychopathic.

Since opening as an asylum for the criminally insane in 1863 it has housed the perpetrators of many of the most shocking crimes in history; including Jack the Ripper suspect James Kelly, serial killers Peter Sutcliffe (the Yorkshire Ripper), John Straffen and Kenneth Erskine, armed robber Charles Bronson, gangster Ronnie Kray, and cannibal Peter Bryan.

The truth about what goes on behind the Victorian walls of the high security hospital has largely remained a mystery, but now with unprecedented access TV journalist Jonathan Levi and cultural historian Emma French paint a vivid picture of life at Broadmoor, after nearly a decade observing and speaking to those on the inside.

Including interviews with the staff, its experts and the patients themselves, Inside Broadmoor is the most comprehensive study of the institution to-date.

Published at the dawn of a new era for the hospital, this is the full story of Broadmoor's past, present and future and a dark but enlightening journey into the minds of Britain's most dangerous and how they are treated.

  • Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781788700948
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 224g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Inside Broadmoor
Poorly written
The content in this book is good, and the synopsis made it sound really interesting, but its written in such a way that is really off putting. The authors... READ MORE
Leah Chapman
Inside Broadmoor
A really insightful book that allowed me to see how the staff view the surreal life in Broadmoor. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Emily Rice
Inside Broadmoor
Very Badly-Written and Incoherent
I have always been interested in this subject, so I bought this book recently. I used to have a friend who lived near there, so this has always been a spe... READ MORE
FJ Young
Inside Broadmoor
Some excellent and fascinating insights. However I’d describe the structure used by the author(s) as ‘interesting.’
Inside Broadmoor
Interesting and factual :)
Very easy read! Loved this book gets straight to the point and is enjoyable. Learned a lot more about the hospital than i knew already! Information in e... READ MORE
Madi Murphy