The Sleep of Reason : The James Bulger Case
Publication Date: 2 January 2018
The definitive book on the James Bulger case, previously published in Faber Finds, now available in a new paperback edition.
Friday, 12th February, 1993. Two outwardly unremarkable ten-year-old boys began the day by playing truant and ended it running an errand for the local video shop. In between they abducted and killed a two-year-old boy, James Bulger.
In search of an explanation, award-winning journalist David James Smith looks behind the misinformation, misunderstanding and sensational reporting to an exact account of the events of that day. A sensitive and definitive account, The Sleep of Reason achieves a unique understanding of the James Bulger case, and comes as close as may ever be possible to explaining how two ten-year-olds could kill.
About the Author
David James Smith has been a journalist all his working life and is the author of several non fiction books. He continues to write for the Sunday Times Magazine and has been a finalist several times in the feature writer of the year category at the British Press Awards.