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Nick Wallis: Reporting the Post Office Scandal

Friday 28th June

Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh EH7 5JH
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Nick Wallis

Join us to celebrate the paperback edition of Nick Wallis' The Great Post Office Scandal, the definitive account of the scandal and 'an extraordinary journalistic expose of a huge miscarriage of justice'.

The Great Post Office Scandal

The Great Post Office Scandal is the extraordinary story behind the recent ITV drama series Mr Bates vs The Post Office.

It tells of how thousands of subpostmasters were accused of theft and false accounting on the back of evidence from Horizon, the flawed computer system designed by Fujitsu, and how a group of them, led by Alan Bates, took their fight to the High Court. Their eventual victory in court vindicated their claims about the defects of the software and exposed the heavy handed attempts by the Post Office to suppress them. The book also recounts how successive senior managers, business leaders, lawyers, civil servants and Government ministers, at best failed to expose the injustice or, even worse, sought to cover it up, resulting in one of the largest miscarriages of justice in UK history.

As the public inquiry reaches its climax, and senior figures such as Paula Vennells come to be questioned, The Great Post Office Scandal reveals the full scale of what happened and how so many of our trusted institutions allowed the saga to go on for nearly a quarter of a century, shattering the lives of thousands of innocent people.

About Nick Wallis

Nick Wallis is an award-winning broadcast journalist. He is known in the UK as one of the leading experts on the Post Office scandal, and he also reported on Johnny Depp's legal battles in 2020. Nick lives in Surrey, England and is married with three children.

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