Show Me the Bodies

Pages: 304
Subject: Current Affairs
Imprint: Oneworld

Show Me the Bodies

How We Let Grenfell Happen

Peter Apps

9781786078315 (12 May 2022)
RRP £16.99 / US$27.00

The Book

The truth about Grenfell at long last.

It is hardly possible to admit it. That the biggest tower block fire in UK history was preventable. The government had been warned for years that the building materials were not fire safe. Up until 14 June 2017, ministers' response had always been: ‘Show me the bodies.'

Award-winning journalist Peter Apps weaves poignant survivor testimony with the detailed decision-making that led to that fateful night. In bringing the unfolding tragedy to life, he exposes exactly where things have gone wrong with social housing so that it can never happen again.

Additional Information

Subject Current Affairs
Pages 304
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

As news editor of Inside HousingPeter Apps uncovered the dangers of combustible cladding in an article thirty-four days before the Grenfell fire. It was entitled 'A Stark Warning'. Since then, he has picked up multiple national awards for his reporting, including being named Journalist of the Year and News Provider of the Year at the British Journalism Awards. In 2018, he was asked to give an address to the Orwell Prize ceremony about his work, and in 2019 he was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for journalism.