The Law as Literature: An Anthology of Great Writing in and about the Law, edited by Louis Blom-Cooper
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In this anthology, Louis Blom-Cooper (1926 – 2018), legal correspondent of the Guardian and the Observer, presents a selection of writings about the law.
All the pieces are fine examples of English prose, which deserve to be remembered not only for the insight they provide, but for their literary qualities and - not least - for their sheer entertainment value.
Socrates and Gandhi, distant in time yet curiously similar in approach, are among those who speak here in their own defence. For the prosecution there is the closing address from the Nuremberg Trial and the Crown's case against Dr Crippen.
The subjects range from a convicted bigamist to the will of Bernard Shaw and a hitherto unpublished letter by Charles Dickens, which looks at the vexed issue of punishment.
Published by The Bodley Head in 1961.
In good condition and with dust jacket which is also in good condition apart from very minor tear.