The Sleep of Reason: James Bulger Case

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9780099363415: The Sleep of Reason: James Bulger Case

Written with full access to the documentary evidence, this book tells of the murder of a two-year-old by two ten-year-olds which horrified the nation. The murderers were captured on video leading their victim away from his mother, out of the shopping mall, to be killed shortly afterwards. His body was left on a railway line. The characteristically Liverpudlian display of grief that followed turned into mob violence. The crowd wanted to lynch the two ten-year-olds. Meanwhile, the police were faced with the delicate problem of interrogating such young people - the slightest slip-up could be disastrous - and the process began of finding out why this almost unimaginably horrible thing happened.

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David James Smith was born in south London and wrote for Esquire before joining the Sunday Times Magazine, for whom he travelled around the world writing cover stories, investigative articles, reportage and profiles, winning several awards for his feature writing. An article for the Magazine led to his second book, All About Jill: The Life and Death of Jill Dando (2002). The acclaimed Supper with the Crippens followed in 2005, then came One Morning in Sarajevo - 28 June 1914 (2008), a reconstruction of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Young Mandela, his influential biography of the early life of Nelson Mandela was published in 2010. More recently, David has served as a Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission investigating miscarriages of justice.

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