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March 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Non-fiction

M: Maxwell Knight: MI5’s Greatest Spymaster – Henry Hemming


Park Inn Palace Hotel, Church Road
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
£5 (27yrs and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948
(c) Jeff Overs

A gripping and dramatic true story about two remarkable female spies and the maverick who ran them, an animal-loving drop-out who went on to become MI5’s greatest spymaster. Based on his critically acclaimed M, Henry Hemming reveals not just the shadowy world of espionage but also an enigmatic man at its centre.

henryhemming.com      @henryhemming

FESTIVAL 4 – MULTIPLE EVENT OFFER: This year we are offering four events for the price of three on selected talks – Just choose any four events with the ‘Festival 4’ symbol when booking in person, over the phone or online.

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Golden Age of Crime weekend in Southend-on-Sea. Click here for a list of all events taking place in Southend as part of the weekend.






Park Inn Palace Hotel
Church Road
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
01702 455155

Hearing Loop:

Park Inn Palace currently has no hearing loop systems installed. Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least three days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]