One Day in My Life

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One Day In My Life
One Day In My Life Book Cover.jpg
First edition cover
Author Bobby Sands
Country Ireland
Language English
Genre Autobiographical novel
Publisher Mercier Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 118 pp (first new edition, paperback)
ISBN 978-1-85635-349-6 (first new edition, paperback)
OCLC 56341882

One Day in My Life is an autobiographical novel written by Bobby Sands while serving a fourteen-year sentence at Long Kesh, for possession of a gun as a member of the Irish Republican Army.

The novel was originally written on "toilet paper with a biro refill... hidden inside Sands' own body" during the winter of 1979.[1] and first published in 1983. It recounts Sands' mental, physical, and political struggles over a single day while he was taking part in the blanket protest against the removal of prisoners' political status by the British Government.


  1. ^ Sands, Bobby. One Day in My Life. Mercier Press. Dublin: 2001. p.18