Reverse Your Verdict

Vincent Brome

978 1 84232 038 9
Paperback | 196 pp
235 x 155 mm
Price: £7.99, $12.95, €11.95


Ever since the private prosecution in the Stephen Lawrence case, there has been renewed interest in cases brought by British citizens against the police or the state. Until 1968, any person could serve an indictment for any crime, subject to the proviso that the Crown could intervene when it pleased. This book details six successful attempts to reverse the verdicts of the courts – including two convictions for murder – and was written as part of a campaign to safeguard the right of private individuals to seek justice.

Author biography:

Vincent Brome was educated at Streatham Grammar and Elleston Schools.

He started writing professionally aged twenty-one, and held a variety of jobs including feature writer, editor of ‘Menu Magazine’, a post at the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, and assistant editor at ‘Medical World’.

Brome wrote more than thirty books including nine biographies, eleven novels, historical studies, and a two-volume work on the ‘Problem of Progress’, as well as plays for the stage, television and radio. His novels ‘The Embassy’ and ‘The Surgeon’ were international bestsellers.

Psychology and psychoanalysis were enduring interests throughout his career. As well as his distinguished book writing career, Brome also appeared regularly on radio and was a contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines including ‘The Observer’, ‘Sunday Times’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The New Statesman’ (in the UK), along with ‘The Nation’ and ‘The New York Times’ (USA). He held the distinction of having an entire 'South Bank Show' on TV devoted to him and his writing.

He lived in central London, where he died in 2005.

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ISBNs: 9781842320389 978-1-84232-038-9 Title: reverse your verdict