OUTSIDE TIME is very moving. I really love the interweaving of the personal with a much larger story. It reminded me of Theodore Zeldin and 'Studs' Turkel.
I could not put it down and finished it over two evenings.
OUTSIDE TIME is fascinating, honest and thought provoking. How things have changed. OUTSIDE TIME is a great insight into the history of prison farming and the sheer scale of prison farms compared to today.
I loved OUTSIDE TIME so much. A subject I know absolutely nothing about and I was gripped.
Beautifully written, so palatable. As soon as you start it is captivating.
My wife and I are both very interested in the restorative power of nature and the value of ecotherapy so I've bought the book to give to her. It looks fascinating. I shall be reading it myself once she’s done!
Really enjoying OUTSIDE TIME. It's a fascinating read and very well written!
Hannah writes with deep affection...Her passion and personal connections – Wright has known many of her interviewees for years – bring the book a level of empirical detail, texture, and feeling that would be difficult for most to convey.
Carceral Geography reviewer
I liked the human stories of the prisoners, like the one where two prisoners were released early after saving the life of the farm manager. And the women who were unhappy about the animals they looked after being sent for slaughter. And I loved the 'F-off' fashioned by planted daffodil bulbs - worthy of an episode in Porridge!
It's such a great book I've ordered another copy!
Review by Tim, Dorset
All the themes in your book are really fascinating; any one could be used to produce yet another book! That just shows how social history is so important and how our own personal histories need to be recognised and documented.
Keep going, Hannah; I am a big fan!