Archive for December, 2015

Book recommendation: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd

Amory’s first memory is of her father doing a handstand. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, and, when he gives her a camera […]

December 30, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Therapy

OldSmoothie was boasting last night to just a couple of us in the clerks room about his latest sexual conquest. Apparently she was not only his opponent last week but is also twenty years younger than him. UpTights walked in on the conversation and said: “You really are a sad, lonely and dirty old man. […]

December 29, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

December 28, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Philip Howard: Four ways to fix a broken legal system

December 26, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: The Law’s Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Incidents from Over Five Centuries of Legal History (Strangest Series) by Peter Seddon

Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. You’ll be gripped by tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Law’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truthand […]

December 23, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Killing time

“You’re always rushing around, BabyB. Chopping up your life into hours, minutes, seconds. It’s what you lawyers are about. But if you’re not careful BabyB, you’ll turn into one of them and your whole life will be lost onto some dusty, meaningless timesheet.” It was my mother and I didn’t argue because she was right. […]

December 22, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

December 21, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Writers on Writing: Lee Child on Starting Writing After 40

December 19, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: Dictator by Robert Harris

There was a time when Cicero held Caesar’s life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero’s life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for […]

December 16, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Money-go round

I was at a meeting this morning with Slippery, ScandalMonger, Smutton and TheBoss. Slippery looked in a particularly self-satisfied mood and mused: “You know, I was reading a story the other day in which the world became so technologically complicated that when a glitch occurred there was no-one left who knew how to fix it. […]

December 15, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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