While sorting through my many books, I unearthed this...
This was a low budget production using recycled paper long before it became trendy, and all of the photographs were printed in one colour - a deep blue. The book was published in 1975.
The late John Gorham designed the minimal cover, and Gorham and David Hillman jointly designed the book. The photographs were taken by Peter Howe and focused on the work of the Salvation Army and the many people that come into their care.
But a sinister note descended as I turned the pages. Jimmy Savile introduces the book in an interview form with Howe. They talk about the tragedy of the various misfits and orphans featured in the photographs.
As I looked through the photographs, they became far more poignant and tragic due to what we now know about the despicable Savile and his penchant for attaching himself to organisations caring for vulnerable individuals.
I wondered what became of the many children featured.