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I live in Bristol UK literary fiction and crime are my books of choice and when not reading I like to run

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Smile for the Camera: The double Life of Cyril Smith

Smile for the Camera: The double Life of Cyril Smith - Simon Danczuk, Matthew Baker For all UK readers of a certain age the name Cyril Smith is "big" in their memory. What is shocking about this book is that so many people including politicians and the police were aware that Smith spent so much of his life abusing those who were in no position to show any form of defence against this 29 stone obese devil incarnate "young boys who were himiliated, terrified and reduced to quivering wrecks by a 29-stone bully imposing himself on them." That this obscene individual was able to perpetrate such vile crime and destroy the lives of so many and not be "outed" or punished during his lifetime is a total injustice and those who had the means to stop him, and for whatever reason did not, should hang their heads in shame!!