In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile (Paperback)
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In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile (Paperback)

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Published: 23/04/2015
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Winner of the Gordon Burn Prize 2015/16

A major source for the BBC drama The Reckoning


Winner of the 2015 Gordon Burn Prize and the 2015 CWA Non-Fiction Dagger


Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the James Tait Black Prize


'An astonishing account' Observer


'A compulsive, colourful and chilling read' Sunday Times


'An extraordinary book' Mail on Sunday


Dan Davies spent more than a decade on a quest to find the real Jimmy Savile, and interviewed him extensively over a period of six years before his death. Dan also interviewed scores of people, many of them unobtainable while Savile was alive.


Jimmy Savile was 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.


IN PLAIN SIGHT is a devastating and definitive account of a national figure turned national disgrace.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781782067467
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 44 mm


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To my mind, the best and hottest non-fiction property of the decade is Dan Davies's book on Jimmy Savile. He had amazing access for years and stuck with the story before anybody knew how interesting it was. His book will be a must-read and will hit British culture like a clusterbomb. I can't wait - Andrew O'Hagan

An astonishing account . . . It is an incredible read - Carole Cadwalladr, Observer

An extraordinary book, by turns deeply sinister and darkly comic - Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

Absolutely jaw-dropping - Nicky Campbell, Radio Five Live

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“Jim did indeed fix it...”

OK, so this book is not one I would recommend you take on holiday; way too depressing! It's well written (although there are a number of annoying typos) and very difficult to put down, but highly recommended if... More

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