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y separately published work icon Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail
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'Wil Patterson was your everyday working husband and father, trying to keep up with the latest car, house and toys for his family. Always one to make light of things, he nevertheless became increasingly desperate about how he was going to pay his bills. One day while at work at his insurance job, he came across a large cheque that was addressed to someone who shared his name. The temptation was too great and soon enough Wil found himself down at the bank. After swearing to himself, 'never again', it wasn't too long before a similar situation arose and Wil could not resist.

'Well, no crime goes unpunished and Wil was eventually caught and charged and, to his horror, sentenced to 3 years' prison time. Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail is Wil's account of his time in a contemporary Victorian prison, the unusual characters he met, the often hilarious and terrifying situations he found himself in, and the ways in which he comes to terms with his past and forges a new future.

'This is for anybody who has ever wondered, 'What is it really like inside?' or ever speculated how they might cope if they were in the same situation. It also details the reactions of Wil's family and friends and examines the steps Wil had to take to be accepted back into his family and society.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2018 .
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      Extent: 224p.p.
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      • Published 18 June 2018.

      ISBN: 9780648226741, 0648226743
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