National Crime Reading Month

“My Life In Crime” with Simon Michael

North-west England

Event Type:Sole author event
Event Organiser:Reading Matters Bookshop, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Booking Link:https://readingmattersbookshop.co.uk/contact-us/
Ticket Price:£5

Town Hall, Market Stree, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0HP

Simon will present his one man show, “My Life in Crime”, at the Town Hall, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire on Friday 24 June 2022 at 1 pm. Frequently called “the British John Grisham”, Simon is today probably most recognisable as the author of the best-selling Charles Holborne thriller series published by Sapere Books. The series features his antihero barrister, an East End villain made good, battling the prejudices of the 1960s, the Kray twins and the corrupt Metropolitan Police.

The series draws from the headlines of the day, the criminal cases in which Simon was instructed and his own family history. Refugees from the Spanish Inquisition, the Michael family arrived in the Port of London in 1492 and remained in the East End for the next 450 years. Simon believes himself to be the only member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple formerly to have been a council labourer, a van driver and a gardener.  Having been called to the Bar, he practised as a barrister for 37 years, working at the Old Bailey and other criminal courts, defending and prosecuting a wide selection of murderers, armed robbers, con artists and other assorted villainy, gathering enough real life stories to populate an entire series of crime fiction.

If you’d like to know what it’s like to share a bacon sandwich with a convicted murderer in the Old Bailey cells; to wear a 200 year-old horsehair wig; to do battle with corrupt members of the Sweeney, or how Simon came to sign an oath on the cabin hatch of the Golden Hind then come to the Town Hall, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire on Friday 24 June 2022 at 1 pm.

£5 entry to include tea and cake.

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