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Judge Walden of Bermondsey: Funny stories of the British courtroom by [Murphy, Peter]
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Judge Walden of Bermondsey: Funny stories of the British courtroom Kindle Edition

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Length: 416 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The first Judge Walden novel

When Charlie Walden took on the job of Resident Judge of the Bermondsey Crown Court, he was hoping for a quiet life. But he soon finds himself struggling to keep the peace between three feisty fellow judges who have very different views about how to do their job, and about how Charlie should do his.

And as if that’s not enough, there’s the endless battle against the ‘Grey Smoothies’, the humourless grey-suited civil servants who seem determined to drown Charlie in paperwork and strip the court of its last vestiges of civilisation.

No hope of a quiet life then for Charlie, and there are times when his real job – trying the challenging criminal cases that come before him – actually seems like light relief.

'No one writes with more wit, warmth and insight about the law and its practitioners than Peter Murphy. He has no equal since the great John 'Rumpole' Mortimer' - David Ambrose

'Though his exasperation is sometimes palpable, what triumphs over everything is his sense of humour. And it is the humour that makes Walden of Bermondsey such a delightful read. Think of him as what Rumpole would be like if he ever became a judge, and you get some idea of his self-deprecating wit and indomitable stoicism. Add a dash of Henry Cecil for his situation and AP Herbert for the fun he has with the law, and you get a sense of his literary precedents' - Paul Magrath

About the Author

Peter Murphy spent a career in the law, as an advocate, teacher, and judge. He has worked both in England and the U.S., and served for several years as counsel at the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. He is the author of the Ben Schroeder thrillers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2635 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: No Exit Press (23 November 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071GWZN71
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,720 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 starsA cosy legal, as opposed to the cosy mystery
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