Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories

From Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks

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ISBN-13:
9781444799750
Veröffentl:
2016
Erscheinungsdatum:
28.01.2016
Seiten:
432
Autor:
Thomas Grant
Gewicht:
327 g
Format:
202x128x32 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

'A fascinating episodic cultural history . . . Grant brings out the essence of each case, and Hutchinson's role, with clarity and wit' The Times'All these cases make thoroughly good reading, while vividly illuminating the morals and mores of that now distant period just a generation ago' Financial TimesHaving been born into the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group and served under Louis Mountbatten in the Second World War, Jeremy Hutchinson went on to become the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The cases of that period changed society for ever and provide a fascinating look into Britain's post-war social, political and cultural history. Hutchinson's role in them was second to none. From the sex and spying scandals which contributed to Harold Macmillan's resignation in 1963 to the fight against literary censorship through his defence of Lady Chatterley's Lover, Fanny Hill and Last Tango in Paris, Hutchinson was involved in many of the great trials of the period. He also defended George Blake, Christine Keeler, Great Train Robber Charlie Wilson, art faker Tom Keating and Howard Marks. Case Histories provides entertaining, vivid and revealing insights into what was really going on in those celebrated courtroom dramas that defined an age, as well as painting a picture of a remarkable life.'Biographies of lawyers are very rare, but Hutchinson's career was so unusually varied that it makes a splendid subject for a book' Literary Review johnmurray.co.uk @johnmurrays #CaseHistories
A compelling portrait of the time when freedom of speech and the need to throw off censorship came to the fore, told through its great trials, from Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks.

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