The Great Post Office Scandal by Nick Wallis
Due for publication 18th November
Major media campaign set for mid-November including serialisation in the Daily Mail and author interview in The Sunday Times
On 23rd April 2021, the Court of Appeal quashed the convictions of 39 former SubPostmasters and ruled their prosecutions were an affront to the public conscience. For some it was the end of a 20 year battle for justice – and tragically three of them did not live long enough to see their reputations restored. It is a scandal that has been described as one of the most widespread and significant miscarriages of justice in UK legal history.
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"An extraordinary journalistic expose of a huge miscarriage of justice"
“Nobody did more than the indefatigable Nick Wallis to pull the Horizon scandal out of the ‘no smoke without fire’ box where the Post Office was keen to keep it. This book is a gripping account of how the reputation of a technology system was considered to be more important than that of the decent men and women who served communities all over this country.”
Alan Johnson, former Labour Home Secretary and Post Office worker
About the author
Nick Wallis is an award-winning freelance journalist and broadcaster. He has worked with the BBC, Private Eye and ITN. His Radio 4 series on the Post Office scandal has been nominated for national awards and he has is currently acting as series consultant for an ITV dramatisation due to be broadcast in 2022.
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"The story of what happened to our subpostmasters and the once trusted national institution that persecuted them is truly a tale for our times. It is a tale brilliantly told by Nick Wallis, who has dedicated ten years of work to establishing what happened, why it happened, calling those responsible to account, and seeking justice for those who have suffered one of the worst miscarriages of justice in our time. They are still suffering. Those responsible have yet to face the consequences. The story continues."