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PRH recalls Tucker’s ‘The Prisoner’

Penguin Random House (PRH) has recalled Kerry Tucker’s memoir The Prisoner from sale, after receiving a legal claim in relation to the book.

The book, which is co-written with Craig Henderson, was scheduled for publication on 2 April. It describes how Tucker, who was sentenced to a seven-year jail term for siphoning money from her employers, turned her ‘darkest hour’ into a chance to represent and advocate for women prisoners.

‘We are recalling the book as a precautionary measure while we investigate further. We expect that we will be in a position to release the book in the not-too-distant future,’ a Penguin Random House spokesperson told Books+Publishing.

The spokesperson added: ‘booksellers are being asked to please ensure it is not put on shelf and that stock be returned asap to [United Book Distributors] as a no-fault return.’

PRH has declined to comment further on the announcement.


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