Publication Date: 01/12/2021 ISBN: 9780571371020 Category:

The End of Innocence

Simon Garfield

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 01/12/2021 ISBN: 9780571371020 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£10.99

Quantity:

Description

** With a new introduction by Russell T Davies **

A new edition of the award-winning, ground-breaking account of the early AIDS crisis in Britain.

‘A remarkable journalistic achievement.’ Time Out

‘Powerful . . . Indispensable.’ Observer

‘Superb.’ London Review of Books

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize

How does a country control a virus that is killing increasing numbers of people?

How does a government contain an epidemic spread by sex, drug use and blood products?

And how does a population react when told that everyone is at risk from infection?

By 1986, when the British Government woke up to the problem of AIDS, it estimated that 30,000 people had already been infected with HIV. Why was it so slow to act? Would the situation have been different if most of those affected had not been gay men?

Award-winning journalist Simon Garfield presents a story of political intrigue, of panic and hysteria, of wasted opportunities and of a medical battle conducted against seemingly impossible odds. Including interviews with key figures in the fight against the virus as well as those facing personal devastation and prejudice, The End of Innocence is an important and powerful story, compellingly told.

Features a new afterword by the author.

Find this book on the following lists

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations

  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible