Here are some books, written by us or our friends...
'How to Make A Crisis Out Of A Drama'
Nick Hennegan started Maverick in 1994. He is a multi award-winning writer and producer. He was nominated for' Creative Britain' in the millennium and won a Guinness Award through the Royal National Theatre for his play 'A Ghost of A Chance.' So he wrote a book about it!
Nick writes with humour and candour about the trials and tribulations of running a small-scale theatre company, growing up in Birmingham and in the best tradition of 'stream-of-consciousness' writing, evaluates the theatre scene in the UK and looks at larger life in general .
"I laughed a lot. And occasionally shed a tear!" John Slater
"Perfect if you are thinking of starting a theatre company. Although, actually,perhaps you SHOULDN'T read this..." Peter James
(PLEASE NOTE: The memoir contains scenes some may find upsetting.)
Confessions of A Butcher Boy, by Norman Raybone
(Edited by Nick Hennegan)
This is a book, from the era of the Peaky Blinders, Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, might have loved.
This book is important for a number of reasons. It deals with a unique time in British history. Norman's story is that of 20th Century Britain, from its beginning with Zeppelin raids over the UK during the First World War, through the Second World War; the birth of the NHS; IRA bombs and the Millennium. It also has no agenda. And surprisingly little emotion. Norman's tenacity and timing with his writing means he is perhaps one of the very first 'citizen journalists.’ Technology now allows many people to record their life stories and recollections. But Norman was one of the first, perhaps unwittingly, to use the new technology of the time, the PC, to tell his story.
All for the love of his family.
The true story of a Brummie boy, from the time of Peaky Blinders to the start of the new century. Available in hard copy or ebook. First Edition.
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