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Fiction featuring Care Experience

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The Broken Shore

Peter Temple


Before the Jimmy Savile scandal broke, South African born Australian writer, Peter Temple, tells an eerily similar (fictional) story in the award-winning The Broken Shore (2005)

Detective Cashin is investigating the murder of a prominent philanthropist and discovers the well regarded old man ran a charitable organisation to provide a cover for a group of paedophiles - including himself.

The misnamed 'Moral Companions' would organise camps for boys in foster care and children's homes to give them "a bit of fun" (Temple, 320).

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