Great Britain: A Question of Identity

A cold, grey rain pelted the turrets of Wormwood Scrubs as the 320 prisoners of D block began their nightly "free-association period." Inmates gathered in the block's communal hall to watch the telly or drifted into one another's open cells for an hour and a half of convivial chatter before lights-out. Favorite gathering place for D block's intellectuals was a cozy yellow-and-primrose-painted cell with a 100-book library, a Bokhara rug and a medieval print of St. Paul. There, over coffee and aphorisms, Convicted Spy George Blake conducted his soirées, teaching a bit...

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