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The Murder of Childhood


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About the authors; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the Second Edition; Preface by Charmaine Richardson; Original 1995 Prologue; Introduction. 1. A Rush of Blood; 2. Nobody's Child; 3. A Kind of Madness; 4. Ghosts in the Machine; 5. The Price of Failure; 6. Into That Darkness; 7. Unquiet Graves; 8. The Politics of Paedophilia; Original 1995 Epilogue; Twenty-five Years Later; Index.

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Released at the same time as Charmaine Richardson's Pick Up the Pieces. Charmaine Richardson is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who married Ray Wyre in the late-1990s. Her life with him forms a central part of her book.

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Tim Tate is an award-winning documentary film-maker, investigative journalist and best-selling author. Ray Wyre (1951-2008) was the only person Black would open up to and a nationally acknowledged expert in the sexual crime field. Charmaine Richardson is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who married Ray Wyre in the late-1990s. Her life with him forms a central part of her 2018 book, Pick Up the Pieces.


`Powerful ... Excellent ... Stands the test of time'-- Probation Journal; `A tribute to the extraordinary skill of Ray Wyre... who possessed a unique ability to enter the mind of offenders and by doing so provide the evidence which would bring to an end years of offending and unsolved crimes. By common agreement of judges, solicitors, investigators and his clinician peers... he was quite simply exceptional... one of the world's leading experts on sexual crime'-- Richard Monk, CMG, OBE, QPM, former Commander, Metropolitan Police and UN Police Commissioner in Bosnia and Kosovo (Review of 1st Edition); Amazon reviews (of first edition): `An uncomfortable but worthy read'; `The strongest account of Robert Black available'; `Powerful, unflinching, informative...'

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