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The Resource In plain sight : the life and lies of Jimmy Savile, Dan Davies

In plain sight : the life and lies of Jimmy Savile, Dan Davies

Label
In plain sight : the life and lies of Jimmy Savile
Title
In plain sight
Title remainder
the life and lies of Jimmy Savile
Statement of responsibility
Dan Davies
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
The definitive account of the Jimmy Savile story
Writing style
Award
Gold Dagger Award for Best Nonfiction of the Year, 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10434895
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Dan
Dewey number
791.45092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Savile, Jimmy
  • Television personalities
  • Child molesters
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and lies of Jimmy Savile
Label
In plain sight : the life and lies of Jimmy Savile, Dan Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911391875
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Updated paperback edition.
Extent
614 pages
Isbn
9781782067467
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911391875
Label
In plain sight : the life and lies of Jimmy Savile, Dan Davies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911391875
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Updated paperback edition.
Extent
614 pages
Isbn
9781782067467
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911391875

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