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  • Published: 15 December 1998
  • ISBN: 9780099583011
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

Dark Heart

The Story of a Journey into an Undiscovered Britain



This all began quite unexpectedly one rainy autumn evening a couple of years 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 chidren selling themselves on the streets of the city, running a nightly gaunlet 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 be-friended street gangs and drug dealers Nick Davies`s journey into the hidden realm is powerful, disturbing and impressive, and is bound to rouse controversy and demands for change. Davies 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.

  • Published: 15 December 1998
  • ISBN: 9780099583011
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

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. Between July 2009 and July 2011, he wrote more than a hundred stories about crime in Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World. He has written six books including White Lies and Dark Heart, and the bestselling Flat Earth News, exposing falsehood and propaganda in news media. Hack Attack is his latest book.

He has three children and lives in Sussex.

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