Dennis Nilsen’s Signed Hardback Longford Signed Book

Dennis Nilsen’s Signed Hardback Longford Signed Book

This is Dennis Nilsen’s hardback copy of the book sent to him by Lord Longford in April 1992.
Lord Longford was an occasional visitor to Dennis Nilsen during the late 1990s and his visits and 
correspondences are widely mentioned in his autobiography, History of a Drowning Boy. There is a 
reference to this book on page 221.
“The visiting area for VPU prisoners was a small, wooden portacabin, just inside the gate 
... and it was there that I met Frank Longford for the first time ... He informed me that he 
was writing a book called Prisoner or Patient and said he’d be making a reference to me in 
it to which I quipped that I hoped I’d be mentioned under the ‘prisoner’ heading. I soon 
found that, before I made a joke, I had to warn him in advance or he was bound not to get 
it...”
Dennis Nilsen was, indeed, referenced in this book – over several pages.
A hand-written (an almost incomprehensible) message by Lord Longford opposite the inside front 
cover, below which Dennis Nilsen has written:
“Received with thanks on the 3rd of April 1992 Des Nils
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