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Hood Rat

Gavin Knight

BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2012

Shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Non-Fiction Dagger Award

‘The most important crime story of the decade’ Scottish Mail

Manchester. London. Glasgow.

In the summer of 2011 violence erupted in our inner cities and many blamed gang culture. But is the truth so simple?

Hood Rat tells the human stories that the media miss: of young men who have fallen through the system, and of one young woman with a vision for change.

‘This British sensation is a must. Disturbingly compelling’ Marie Claire

‘A gripping novelistic immersion in the lives of young criminals’ Louis Theroux


Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033052308001
Published: 16/02/2012

Gavin Knight

Gavin Knight

Over a two-year period he was regularly embedded with police units in inner-city London, Manchester and Glasgow. He also spent time with dozens of violent criminals involved in gang and gun crime. Hood Rat is his first book.

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