The first review of my new book Law and Peace has arrived and it comes from top legal blogger Law Minx to whom I send very many thanks indeed. You can read the review here or below. You can buy the book on amazon.
"I do hope, dear blogwatchers, that I have not given you cause to be in any way concerned regarding the general health of our erstwhile hero by dint of the title of this post, for, while it may be entirely the case that he has recently had cause to swallow enough sea water while learning to surf so as to place him in line for the title of honorary president/chief executive/trustee/counsel and general poster child for that fine and UPSTANDING organisation,Surfers Against Sewage, I refer in fact to the forthcoming publication of book two of his adventures at the bar, as dictated to Mr Tim Kevan ( Barrister of the Middle Templeand latently a tenant of 1 Temple Gardens) entitled 'Law and Peace'.
Following his successful campaign to secure tenancy ( at the expense of every other pupil in his set) Baby B sets out to build himself a practice by as many conventional and, indeed deeply unconventional means as is possible, whilst doing continual battle with his arch enemy, TopFirst, in their intensely competitive quest to be first to attain a coveted Red Bag. The battle lines are drawn, and played out with considerableauteur, in a cause of action lodged by a group of retired persons, affectionately known to Baby B as the Moldies, wherein their eccentric behaviour is attributed to a local mobile phone mast, and for which substantial damages are sought.
Being fortunate enough to have been given a copy to read in advance of publication, I must say that I found it extremely enjoyable. Tim is highly adept at weaving the main thread of the book - the moldy litigation- in and out of Baby B's dodgy dealings, court pranks, and relations with his friends and family with a subtle, underlying premise, to wit, the importance of living life in the moment, and savouring it, a premise which speaks to me following last year's Gharstlie Lergification. You simply never know what's around the corner.
Factor into the mix the wonderfully eccentric characters of B's chambers, who load their conversations with all manner of saucy innuendo and general one upmanship, while now and again giving small insights into the fact that their lives never truly reflect the importance of taking pleasure in the present, then you have a book that is fast paced, and punchy filled with rich characters who's machinations are really easy to follow ( even if you haven't read the first book ' Law and Disorder') whilst reflecting the droll humor that is beloved of many a lawyer without making it an entirely gnostic exercise.
In short, then, dear blogwatchers, I STRONGLY commend this book to you as anessential part of your summer reading - trust me, once you pick it up, you wont be able to put it down! ( I certainly couldn't - I finished it in a DAY!!!)
As with 'Law and Disorder', 'Law And Peace' is published by the House of Potter, and is presently available for pre order via that fine interweb bookseller, Amazon. Following its publication on the 3rd of May, it will then be available in all good bookshops nationwide.There's even a very nice launch party to celebrate the fact on the 11th of the same month, at the Old Bank of England Pub on Fleet Street - go along and say hi!
G'WAN - You know you want to!!!!!"