Brief Tales From The Bench

      Henry Cecil

Brief Tales From The Bench

What does it feel like to be a Judge? Read these stories and you can almost feel you are looking at proceedings from the lofty position of the Bench. With a collection of eccentric and amusing characters, Henry Cecil brings to life the trials in a County Court and exposes the complex and often contradictory workings of the English legal system.

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    Brothers In Law

      Henry Cecil

Brothers In Law

Roger Thursby, aged twenty-four, is called to the bar. He is young, inexperienced and his love life is complicated. He blunders his way through a succession of comic adventures including his calamitous debut at the bar. His career takes an upward turn when he is chosen to defend the caddish Alfred Greenat the Old Bailey. In this first Roger Thursby novel Henry Cecil satires the legal profession with his usual wit and insight.

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    Ways and Means

      Henry Cecil

Ways and Means

These are the adventures of a pair of rogues-in-law. Not that they are lawyers — their roguery is a profession in itself! But it is through an enviable knowledge of the law they gull and trick as assuredly as Peer Gynt or Till Eulenspiegel. So be warned, peaceful inhabitants of Tapworth Magna. Basil Merridew and Nicholas Drewe are about to descend on you, to disturb that tranquillity only previously broken by the crack of ball on bat on summer Saturdays. And you are only the first! After you a whole train of art critics, journalists, vicars, and even lawyers will be subtly, brilliantly, legally had.

Only the author of Brothers In Law could have created two characters who are so outrageously a law unto themselves.

‘Not one tale, but four. . . . However, the chief characters persist; so does the topic; so do the familiar charms — the writer’s wit, his ingenuity, his turn for law, his penchant for the shady-debonair, and his engaging style’ — Illustrated London News

‘Hedonists and amoralists will find this a helpful and very funny guide’ — Yorkshire Post
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