Hardcover, 8vo., cloth boards good condition in like dustjacket, large inscription on endpage, black & white photographs, 356pp. Autobiography of Sir Kerr one of the prominent judges of Britain who was the son of the German critic Aflred Kerr. His family fled Nazi Germany through Europe before finally setlting in Britain. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This candidly written autobiography of Sir Michael Kerr chronicles the life of one of Britain's most prominent judges of the 70s and 80s from his Continental childhood up to his career in the Court of Appeal and beyond. In the first part of his memoir, the author traces his family history and Germanic roots. Kerr's memoirs then tell of his years at Aldenham School and the beginnings of Cambridge, and of his assimilation into the English way of life. They relate the story of his internment as an "enemy alien" in 1940 and of his subsequent release and service as a pilot in the Royal Air Force until the end of World War II. The author then returned to Cambridge to finish his law degree and was urged to go the Bar. The later chapters of this autobiography are mainly devoted to the law. They recount the author's career as a leading commercial Junior and then a Silk, his initial hesitations about the Bench, but ultimately culminating in his appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal. He describes the Bar of the post-war decades and is frank about the frustrations and disappointments of his career. He also provides insights into the oddities of the English legal system, maintaining throughout his firm belief in the importance of an independent Bar.
About the Author: Sir Michael Kerr was a leading member of the English bar during the post-war period who became Chairman of the Law Commission and a member of the Court of Appeal.
Title: As Far As I Remember
Publisher: Portland, Hart Publishing, 2002.
Book Description Hart Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from our shop in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. We are open from 9 - 5, Monday to Saturday, all year round - come and visit! Very good copy, no defects to note. A personal and efficient service from a traditional bookshop located in Wigtown, South West Scotland. Thank you for your order!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000040936
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005104381