The Abuse of Power: A true story of sex and scandal at the heart of London's elite (Paperback)
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The Abuse of Power: A true story of sex and scandal at the heart of London's elite (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 06/06/2019
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'Explosive' Belfast Telegraph

Chilling. Candid. Controversial.

This is the voice of one man from within a dark scandal that nestled in the heart of London's Soho in the 1970s.

Travelling to the big city to escape The Troubles in his native Northern Ireland, Anthony Daly accepted a job in Foyles Bookshop and began a new life in England. However, his naivety saw him quickly fall foul of predators, looking for young men to blackmail and sexually exploit.

After years of hiding the secret of his abuse at the hands of some of the most influential men in the country, Anthony's trauma became harder to contain, as he witnessed revelations of historic abuse coming to light on TV and in newspapers.

Then, finally, his lost voice ripped through the safe family life he had built over 40 years.

With parallels to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, this is stylishly written and politically explosive. It is the haunting true story of a young man's decent into a hell designed to satisfy the powerful. A world that destroyed the lives of everyone involved.

***Previously published as Playland (2018)***

'Tony Daly's story goes to the very heart of a corrupt and perverted establishment.' Derry Journal
'An extremely powerful and honest read that I just couldn't put down.' Waterstones staff review
'A shattering memoir' Robin Jarossi, author of The Hunt for the 60s Ripper

Publisher: Mirror Books
ISBN: 9781912624294
Weight: 316 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


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'Tony Daly's horrific story demands to be heard - his journey into the very heart of a corrupt and perverted Establishment is simply off the scale...' Paul Frift, Producer of the ITV drama Victoria

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Helen Corton

“You deserve to have a voice”

If you are lucky enough to have grown up in a peaceful country, with good parents and prospects, you might find it hard to imagine what it would be like to be desperate, socially stuck and living in a place of abuse... More

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