Sick Mick by Brian Reade – Book Launch

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Sick Mick is the debut novel by Daily Mirror journalist and writer, Brian Reade. Described as “Savagely funny” by The New European, Sick Mick is a darkly humorous tale of one man’s unwitting journey through the battlefield of culture wars.

In the aftermath of a tragic accident at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, Britain finds itself plunged into chaos. When a beloved member of the Royal family falls into a coma after a stray pergola beam strikes, the nation mourns. But amidst the anguish, stand-up comedian Mick O’Shea seizes the moment to joke about the North Korean-style grieving enforced on Britons whenever a Royal falls ill. Little does Mick know that his comedic jabs ignite a wildfire of political outrage and public fury. Branded as Public Enemy Number One, Mick, trapped in the eye of a storm of controversy, becomes the target of a relentless manhunt.

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Brian Reade, long-time friend of Writing on the Wall, is an award-winning journalist who writes for the Daily Mirror and former British Press Awards Columnist, Sports Columnist and Feature Writer of the Year and winner of the Cudlipp Award for Journalistic Excellence for his campaigning on behalf of the Hillsborough families. Brian’s non-fiction books include: 44 Years With The Same Bird, documenting his life spent following Liverpool FC, the bestseller An Epic Swindle: 44 Months with a Pair of Cowboys, which charted the doomed ownership of Liverpool FC by Hicks and Gillett, and Diamonds in the Mud, tells the stories of working-class heroes Brian has met through life and journalism. Sick Mick, published by Writing on the Wall, is Brian’s debut fiction novel. 

This event will be hosted by Mike Morris, Co-Director, Writing on the Wall. 

 Tuesday 28th May, 6.30pm 

Waterstones, Liverpool One 

 £5  (Discounted price for Waterstones Plus Card holders: £4)

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Event Details

Date: May 28, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm

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