The Story of a Journey into an Undiscovered Britain
By (author) Nick Davies
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Dark Heart by Nick Davies
Book DescriptionThis all began quite unexpectedly one rainy autumn evening a couple of years ago in a fairground near to the centre of Nottingham...' In amongst the bright lights and bumper cars, Nick Davies noticed two boys, no more than twelve years old, oddly detached from the fun of the scene. Davies discovered they were part of a network of children selling themselves on the streets of the city, running a nightly gauntlet of dangers: pimps, punters, the Vice Squad, disease, drugs. This propelled Davies into a journey of discovery through the slums and ghettoes of our cities. He found himself in crack houses and brothels, he befriended street gangs and drug dealers. Davies' journey into the hidden realm is powerful, disturbing and impressive, and is bound to rouse controversy and demands for change. He unravels threads of Britain's social fabric as he travels deeper and deeper into the country of poverty, towards the dark heart of British society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099583011
(198mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 30-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Nick Davies
Nick Davies writes investigative stories for the Guardian, and has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year in British press awards. Apart from his work on newspapers, he also makes television documentaries and has written four books: White Lies, which uncovered a racist miscarriage of justice in Texas; Murder on Ward Four, which examined the collapse of the NHS through the murder of children by Nurse Beverly Allitt; Dark Heart, a journey through the wasteland of British poverty; and Flat Earth News, exposing the shocking corruption of today's media. He has three children and lives in Sussex.
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