Archive for July, 2009

Year 3, week 44: Lost in Translation

There is a lovely Chinese translator of ‘BabyBarista and the Art of War’ who has been asking some excellent questions. But some of them have also raised a smile, not at her expense but at the risk of bits of the book being lost in translation if we’re not careful. Here’s a summary of a […]

July 27, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 4 Comments
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Year 3, week 42: Are lawyers too boring?

I see there’s an article at Law Central at The Times today which asks the questions: Are barristers today too boring? Have advocates become too sensible? It quotes Marcel Berlins at The Guardian as saying that: “Barristers these days address a jury as if they were accountants explaining a balance sheet. Oratory has disappeared from the English courtroom.” What, […]

July 13, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 10 Comments
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Year 3, week 40: Carry On Cricket

“Well, I’d give her a thick edge.” It was OldSmoothie after a few glasses of Rioja last night when talk had turned from the Ashes to a recent female opponent.“I’d just settle for a feel of her silly mid off,” said HeadofChambers.“Just pitch it up and watch her tickle it to fine leg,” chortled OldSmoothie.“Bowl […]

July 9, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 4 Comments
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Year 3, week 40: royale with cheese

There was no stopping BusyBody at lunch today. “I got to chat to Prince William last night, don’t you know,” she said as if pretending to be self-effacing but failing miserably.“How come?” asked TheBusker.“Oh, you know…” said BusyBody twirling her hair around a finger. “Me and the Prince and everything.”“No, we don’t know,” said UpTights, […]

July 7, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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