BOTH SIDES OF THE CIRCLE The Autobiography of Christmas Humphreys

Author: Humphreys (Christmas)
Year: 1978
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
ISBN: 0049210238
Price: 8.00
Hardback. The author presents the fascinating history of a life extraordinarily rich and varied both in private and in public. Spanning seven decades it touches on many events of historical interest in which he was personally involved. Among them the abdication of Edward VIII, the Japanese War Trials and with the Dalai Lama after his flight from Tibet. The author gives a graphic portrait of life behind the scenes at the Bar and on the Bench - of what it is like to prosecute and to defend, and of the immense difficulties which face a judge in passing sentence. Here too are recollections of many famous cases of the 20th century, such as the trial of the 'Atom spy' Klaus Fuchs, the Black Box case, the Fire Trial, the case of Brenda Dean Paul, one of the first IRA trials and the last trial of a peer before the House of Lords. And of the many murder trials in which he appeared as prosecuting counsel or judge, including the Casserley and Christofi cases, the trial of Craig and Bentley for the murder of a policeman, and of Ruth Ellis for killing her lover. Illus., Appendix and Index. 269pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. Foxed and lightly browned edges, o/w Vg+ in Vg. dw. which has a sl. faded sp. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.


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