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What to read after watching Wentworth

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True and fictional tales from the inside.

The television series Wentworth, starring our very own Leah Purcell as Rita Connors, has been taking Australia by storm since it first aired in 2013. With the eighth and final season screening in 2021, it is the longest-running hour drama series in Foxtel history, according to TV Tonight. The good news is there are plenty of prison drama books to satisfy your curiosity about life behind bars. 

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