© Matthew Crampton 2016
Author Matthew Crampton is a writer and folk singer who lives in London. Here is his personal website.
Matthew has just toured a new production of The Transports with folk musicians The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Rachael McShane and Greg Russell. Matthew wrote new narration to link this famous story of 18th century convict transportation with modern issues around migration. The show got full houses and standing ovations nationwide -
His other books include The Trebor Story and Tales from the Angler’s Retreat. Previously, he worked as a speechwriter in London and Hong Kong.
Matthew is known in folk clubs for performing traditional songs, monologues and music hall classics. He also MCs the modern variety show The Big Muddler and sings with the shanty group The London Lubbers.
His political activities include work with No Glory, a campaign dedicated to ensuring that the centenary of World War One does not glorify that needless conflict.
Do you want to book Matthew to give a talk about Human Cargo? He’ll throw in a song or two as well. Enquire.
The Trebor Story
From hard roots in the Victorian East End of London, the tiny sugar-
This lavish business history tells the story of Trebor. Packed with photos and anecdotes, it is a tale of bold entrepreneurship and big business.
‘This is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for grown-
Tales from the Angler’s Retreat
Join us by the fireside of a legendary guesthouse in the Outer Hebrides, where fishermen gather each evening to tell stories of their exploits.
‘A perfect little gem of an angling book’ Fly-