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In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile By Dan Davies

In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile
by Dan Davies

The definitive account of the Jimmy Savile story.
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In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile Summary


Dan Davies has spent more than a decade on a quest to find the real Jimmy Savile, and interviewed him extensively over a period of seven years before his death. In the course of his quest, he spent days and nights at a time quizzing Savile at his homes in Leeds and Scarborough, lunched with him at venues ranging from humble transport cafes to the Athenaeum club in London and, most memorably, joined him for a short cruise aboard the QE2. Dan thought his quest had come to an end in October 2011 when Savile's golden coffin was lowered into a grave dug at a 45-degree angle in a Scarborough cemetery. He was wrong. In the last two and a half years, Dan has been interviewing scores of people, many of them unobtainable while Jimmy was alive. What he has discovered was that his instincts were right all along and behind the mask lay a hideous truth. Jimmy Savile was not only complex, damaged and controlling, but cynical, calculating and predatory. He revelled in his status as a Pied Piper of youth and used his power to abuse the vulnerable and underage, all the while covering his tracks by moving into the innermost circles of the establishment.

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Sku
GOR005977430
Title
In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile
Author
Condition
Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
592
ISBN 10
1782067434
ISBN 13
9781782067436
Prizes
Winner of CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger 2015 Winner of Gordon Burn Prize 2015 Short-listed for Orwell Prize 2015
Cover note
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.