A JUDGE TOO FAR His Honour Judge Keith Matthewman, QC of the Nottingham Crown Court

Author: Annable (Narvel S.) A Biography by:
Year: 2001
Publisher: Narvel S. Annable/Belper
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 0953041999
Price: 15.00
Softcover. SIGNED. Forewords by the Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Hoon MP, Secretary of State for Defence and Lord Bach of Lutterworth. A tough judge with a tough reputation, he is more concerned for the victim than the criminal: a judge whose sentences were often reduced by the Court of Appeal, but a judge who was regularly applauded for his outspoken radical views by the press and the public. The author explores the fascinating story of his former teacher who spanned the social divide from a Yorkshire coal mining background to being listed in 'Who's Who' and 'Debrett's People of Today' and was described as 'legendary' in the local press. This is an extraordinary lifetime in which praise is matched with criticism, as we follow the twists and turns of the previous six decades to see Keith Matthewman, the student, the scout, the memorable and creative schoolmaster, the enthusiastic left-wing politician, the film maker, the articulate barrister and the stern judge who - '...had to deal with the raw end of life, the mad, bad and desperate - a parade of failed humanity,...rapes, incest, violence, dangerous driving, arson...' Judge Matthewman went on to become a broadcaster, a controversial television personality, strident critic of the Criminal Justice System and the President of the Friends of The Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham. Illus., Matthewman Annals, People in this book + Bibliog. 272pp. trade size softcover. SIGNED BY KEITH MATTHEWMAN QC and NARVEL S. ANNABLE. Vg+. Scarce.

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