The House On The Hill

by Christopher Impey
The House On The Hill
  • ISBN-13: 9781910691427
  • Author(s): Christopher Impey
  • Subject: Social & cultural history
  • Publisher: Tangerine Press
  • Imprint: Tangerine Press
  • Publication Date: 30-05-2019
  • Format: p/b

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Brixton is one of the country's most notorious prisons. It is London's 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 women's 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.
About the book

Brixton is one of the country's most notorious prisons. It is London's 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 women's 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.