Smile for the Camera: The Double Life of Cyril Smith (Paperback)
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Smile for the Camera: The Double Life of Cyril Smith (Paperback)

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No politician pandered to the media's appetite for personality more than Liberal MP Cyril Smith. Instantly recognisable for his colossal build, Smith was a larger-than-life character in a world of dull grey men. Yet 'Big Cyril' was anything but the roly-poly gentle giant of popular imagination.In November 2012, Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk outed Smith in Parliament as a serial child abuser. Now, in this devastating expose, he describes how Smith used his profile to groom and sexually abuse young boys, frequently in institutions he had helped to establish. His victims, often troubled boys from broken homes, had no voice against their attacker and, though rumours abounded, Smith's appalling crimes went unnoticed by the public and unpunished by the authorities.Smile for the Camera is not just about a terrible abuse of power. It's about those who knew that abuse was taking place but looked the other way, making the corridors of Westminster a safe haven for paedophiles like Cyril Smith.This updated edition of the book that sparked a criminal investigation brings shocking new material to light, asking urgent questions of those who allowed Smith to prey on young children for decades without question

Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 9781849548755
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Mr Danczuk's courageous book has opened up a stinking can of worms and it seems clear that only a proper judicial investigation can uncover the whole unsavoury truth. Daily Mail This is an extremely good book, and a brave one, too. Rod Liddle, Sunday Times A brave, disturbing, in many ways brilliant book. Daniel Finkelstein, The Times In this compelling book... Danczuk revealed how the authorities systematically covered up sickening sexual exploitation of boys by Sir Cyril over decades. Daily Express

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To anyone not living within Greater Manchester to read this book will be a real eye opener,To those living in the area who probably heard some of the rumours over the years it will still come as a shock. How could... More

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