Archive for January, 2016

Weekend video: Writers on Writing: Ian McEwan on Finding Confidence

January 30, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike) by Robert Galbraith

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of […]

January 27, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Get out of jail free card

Yesterday I had my third case in as many weeks in which a Defendant successfully claimed that he’d had a blackout at the wheel. Automatism they call it. ‘Simply not my fault, mate.’ More like a get out of jail free card if you ask me. That’s certainly how it felt today when a seriously injured […]

January 26, 2016 · 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.

January 25, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Dan Cobley: What physics taught me about marketing

January 23, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: Rumpole on Trial by Sir John Mortimer

The most beloved barrister ever to sway a jury–or savor a claret–is back on the case, in an engaging new collection of stories. With his passion for Wordsworth, his kindly disposition toward the underdog, and a nose equally sensitive to wrongdoing and fine wine, the disheveled Horace Rumpole has become “one of the immortals of […]

January 20, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Tontine

“Have you ever heard of a tontine, BabyB?” It was OldRuin and I admitted that I hadn’t. “Quite simple, really. An agreement whereby a group of people hold assets together and as each one dies those left behind get what remains. Generally to do with annuities, you know.” “Oh, I see,” I replied, not really […]

January 19, 2016 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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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.

January 18, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle

January 16, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernieres

In the brief golden years of King Edward VII’s reign, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent, with their neighbours the Pitt boys on one side and the Pendennis boys on the other. But their days of childhood adventure are shadowed by the approach of […]

January 13, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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