Reviews



Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall

“I was five years old when I learned that my grandmother lived behind a curtain.” The line that ...

Published 18 November 2016

East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Kapil Summan was greatly impressed by East West Street and spoke to the author about current threats ...

Published 11 November 2016

Present Tense

The main character in WHS McIntyre’s book is Robbie Munro, a criminal lawyer in a one man band on ...

Published 7 October 2016

Book review – Exercising Professional Judgement: Mastering the Craft of Lawyering

The fourth in Dr Fiona Westwood's series has just been published and is a must for any solicitor tak ...

Published 5 October 2016

Churchill and Ireland

Churchill and Ireland Churchill’s close links to Ireland and his involvement in Irish politics ...

Published 30 September 2016

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: A Memoir by Ross Harper

Ross Harper remembers Ross Harper, as author of this biography, certainly needs no introduction to ...

Published 30 September 2016

Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s

Our ideas of Paris during the war may well have been shaped from the film Casablanca. "Well, Rick, ...

Published 16 September 2016

Marshall Hall: A Law unto Himself

Advocate Stephen O'Rourke is impressed with a new biography of the great barrister Marshall Hall. ...

Published 2 September 2016

Justice (terminally) delayed...

Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan by Isabel Buchanan In her excellent book Indian Summer, Alex vo ...

Published 12 August 2016

Poacher's Pilgrimage

John Sturrock QC enjoys a Poacher's Pilgrimage to the Western Isles and finds this mystical journey ...

Published 5 August 2016

Hume: An Intellectual Biography

Long ago I was introduced to the philosophy of David Hume (1711-76) by the late Neil MacCormick lect ...

Published 22 July 2016

Set Adrift Upon the World: The Sutherland Clearances

In Set Adrift Upon the World: The Sutherland Clearances James Hunter masterly weaves together a fa ...

Published 22 July 2016

The Last Communard

It may surprise some readers that the last Communard of this title is not Jimmy Somerville, the shri ...

Published 15 July 2016

Confessions of a Barrister

The gavel, a device never used in the English courts, features on the cover of Confessions of a B ...

Published 15 July 2016

Broken Vows - Tony Blair - The Tragedy of Power

Blair's broken vows Tom Bower is a barrister turned investigative journalist, a species that is all ...

Published 8 July 2016