SMILE FOR THE CAMERA
The Double Life of Cyril Smith

SIMON DANCZUK and MATTHEW BAKER
340pp PHOTOS 2014 OUT OF PRINT B833

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Description
No politician pandered to the media's appetite for personality more than Liberal MP Cyril Smith. Instantly recognisable for his colossal build, Smith was a larger-than-life character in a world of dull grey men. Yet 'Big Cyril' was anything but the roly-poly gentle giant of popular imagination. In 2012, Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk outed Smith in Parliament as a serial child abuser. Now, in this devastating expose, he describes how Smith used his profile to groom and sexually abuse young boys, frequently in institutions he had helped to establish. Its publication, which sparked a criminal investigation, brings shocking material to light and asks urgent questions of those who allowed Smith to prey on young children for decades without question.