At thirty years’ call

Tea with Cecil Day-Lewis, the thenPoet Laureate, in early 1971
My grandfather’s shop in Queen’s Road, Crosby, Liverpool, early 1930s, probably my father as a boy outside it
Prague 9 October 1939 — a drawing of the Charles Bridge and Hradcany (Prague castle) made by the leader of the youth group with which my mother left Prague for Denmark as a refugee, aged 15, on 9 October 1939
Glanville Williams’s “Learning the Law” 1974 edition, with its reference to a woman’s “trouble”, an unfortunate echo of a widely-used euphemism for an unmarried young woman or teenage girl’s unintended pregnancy
Extract from obituary of Lord Templeman © The Times
Extract from obituary of Lord Nicholls © The Times



English barrister & mediator — specialising in disputed succession & decision-making for people who lack mental capacity

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