Daniel Holmes – A Memoir from Malta’s Prison

From a cage, on a rock, in a puddle...


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Imagine moving to the Mediterranean for a simple life, only to find yourself in and out of court until you’re told you must spend the next 10 years in jail.

That’s what happened to Welshman Daniel Holmes who was caught growing his own cannabis plants and tried in the Maltese courts as a major drug trafficker.

Raw, unflinching and emotional, this long-awaiting memoir was penned from his prison cell and is the first tell-all account of his harrowing experience of Maltese law courts and the humiliation sand deprivations of jail.

Malta eventually decriminalised cannabis possession, partly because of the outrage surrounding this case. But Holmes was only released after eight years on good behaviour. He was bundled off to the UK in the middle of the night and remains banned from Malta until 2023.


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Weight 370 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 cm
Year of publication
ISBN 9789995718961
Pages 319

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