David James Smith
All About Jill
|British Pbk Original - Little,Brown (2002) |
The Life and Death of Jill Dando
The definitive account of the life and tragic death of much-loved television presenter, Jill Dando, written with the co-operation of her family, fiancé, best friend and the police.
On 26 April 1999, Jill Dando, BBC ‘golden girl’ and presenter, was gunned down outside her home in a quiet West London street in broad daylight. It was a seemingly senseless killing that stunned the nation. There were rumours of hired gunmen and revenge killings, but the man seen leaving the scene of the crime was not identified until much later, when local man Barry George was charged and put on trial and subsequently found guilty of Jill's murder.
Nearly three years later, David James Smith's book is a moving and intimate biography of the woman who inspired love and loyalty in nearly all that knew her. And yet she was a woman plagued by doubts and disappointments; a woman who felt betrayed by the BBC, and who had managed to create a public image of herself as ‘bland’ while privately she was anything but.
All About Jill supplies the richly detailed context of a celebrated life and an inexplicable death.
|About The Author|
David James Smith is a prize-winning Sunday Times Magazine journalist, and the author of The Sleep Of Reason, the definitive book to date on the James Bulger tragedy.
All About Jill
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