If the Pryce is right: Pre-order prison diaries

ECONOMIST Vicky Pryce was released from prison yesterday and has said she “intends to spend time with her family and looks forward to returning to her career as an economist.”

But perhaps she should have added “focusing on her writing career” to that list – because publisher Biteback has already started pre-selling her prison memoirs.

The 256-page book entitled Prisonomics, which is due to come out in September, is written in a similar style to her previous tome Greekonomics, which was about the Eurozone crisis.

The new book is described as a “very personal” examination of prison life but also a “hard hitting economic analysis of the cost to the economy of keeping women in prison.”

No doubt her former husband Chris Huhne’s prison experience would make for quite a different read, though it seems both have developed a mutual passion for the prisoner’s lot. Huhne, who was forced to resign in disgrace over the “who really got the speeding ticket?” debacle, is now reportedly considering a future job helping with prisoner rehabilitation and employment prospects.

Speaking at her house yesterday, Pryce said she was pleased to be returning home to her family. And first on her wish list was something East Sutton Park Prison clearly does not have – decent coffee.