Coronation Street fan book:
Norman Bates with a Briefcase - the story of soap's best loved villain!


New for 2016! Paperback version available 
Amazon UK / CreateSpace (USA) /
Amazon Canada

Available as an ebook from: Amazon UK / Amazon USA / Amazon Canada /
Amazon Australia / Facebook page for the book

Actor Brian Capron, who played Richard Hillman has written the foreword to this book and says:
"Glenda has produced a brilliant account of the rise and fall of Richard. Reading it, brought back so many memories, particularly filming the deaths of Duggie, first wife Patricia, Maxine and the vain attempts to kill poor old Emily. Eileen Derbyshire is the sweetest person and we used to laugh and chat together whilst waiting to film a scene and then I'd say, ' come on Eileen I've got to try and murder you now!'"

Richard Hillman’s soap story is one of family, love, death, a canal and a crowbar. From his first appearance at Alma’s funeral, Richard Hillman was destined to be one of the most enigmatic, loving family men ever to have walked on Coronation Street. But he was also one of the most dangerous.

Three people died in the short time Richard Hillman walked the cobbles. And four more would have perished in the canal when he tried to kill his family by driving them into the murky depths. 

Written by a fan for fans, this book presents the story of Richard Hillman in one continuous account, giving you the chance to relive the Platt family ups, downs and a drive into the canal.

Glenda Young, editor of the acclaimed Coronation Street Blog, began writing Corrie weekly updates in 1995; she continues to keep fans all over the world in touch with their favourite soap.

If you love Coronation Street, you will love Norman Bates with a Briefcase, the Richard Hillman story .

Book cover artwork by Jo Blakeley
- check out her website here.

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