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Nothing But The Truth: Stories of Crime, Guilt and the Loss of Innocence (English Edition) Format Kindle
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK
'The SB is a gifted writer. Words tumble out with extraordinary fluency . . . entertaining and instructive' The Times
From the NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR, a memoir full of hilarious, personal and surprising stories from their working life.
Just how do you become a barrister? Why do only 1 per cent of those who study law succeed in joining this mysteriously opaque profession? And why might a practising barrister come to feel the need to reveal the lies, secrets, failures and crises at the heart of this world of wigs and gowns?
Nothing But The Truth charts an outsider’s progress down the winding path towards practising at the Bar, taking in the sometimes absurd traditions of the Inns of Court, where every meal mandates a glass of port and a toast to the Queen, to the Hunger Games-type contest for pupillage, through the endlessly frustrating experience of being a junior barrister – as a creaking, ailing justice system begins to convince them that something has to change . . .
Full of hilarious, shocking and surprising stories, Nothing But The Truth tracks the Secret Barrister’s transformation from hang ‘em and flog ‘em, austerity-supporting twenty-something to campaigning, bestselling, reforming author whose writing in defence of the law is celebrated around the globe. It asks questions about what we understand by justice, and what it takes to change our minds. It also reveals the darker side of working in criminal law, and how the things our justice system gets wrong are not the things most people expect.
'With compassion, wit and intelligence, the Secret Barrister shows why is it that any of us plunge into the harrowing depths of criminal law' TLS
'Masterful, compassionate and hilarious' Adam Rutherford
'The Zorro of the criminal bar' The Times
Description du produit
Biographie de l'auteur
The Secret Barrister is a junior barrister specialising in criminal law, and the author of the award-winning blog of the same name. The Secret Barrister writes for many publications, including The Times, the Guardian, New Statesman, iNews, Esquire and Counsel magazine.
In 2016 and 2017, the Secret Barrister was named Independent Blogger of the Year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. In 2018, the Secret Barrister was named Legal Personality of the Year at the Law Society Awards.
Their first book, The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken, was a Sunday Times number-one bestseller and has been in the top-ten bestseller list for more than a year. It won the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Award 2018, and was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year and the Specsavers Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B09NJP3QDT
- Éditeur : Picador (12 mai 2022)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 2025 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Activé
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 299 pages
- Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1529057035
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SB is commendably modest and self-effacing, and 'Nothing But the Truth' is certainly a compelling read. It contains many remarkable, and shocking, insights into the operation - indeed the collapse - of the criminal justice system in this country.
For each of their previous work, I have given a solid 5 out of 5; however, this one fell a little short. The reasons for this are a little unclear; however, it may be because I was familiar with the path to be taken and so knew the ending.
That said, a very enjoyable read that I demolished within two days and glad I pre-ordered.