Reviews



Book review – The Scottish Parliament: Law and Practice

Often mis-attributed to Bismark, the poet John Godfey Saxe is reputed to have said that “Laws, lik ...

Published 26 March 2018

Film Review — Detroit

Fifty years on from the riots that rocked Detroit in 1967, director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker ...

Published 8 September 2017

Tartan is back in

The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner by John Keay In The Tartan Turban John Keay seeks ...

Published 1 September 2017

Lindell's List

The title of this book refers to an incident in April 1945. In response to the denial by SS Guards t ...

Published 21 April 2017

Classic text blighted by Chinese whispers

The Ruler's Guide by Chinghua Tang In 626CE Li Shimin murdered his brothers and forced his father t ...

Published 7 April 2017

Europe's last frontier

Border by Kapka Kassabova This is a magical book and one of the very, very few to open up the wild ...

Published 17 February 2017

Second-Hand Time

Anyone who wants to understand modern Russia and the collective sense of humiliation felt by the Rus ...

Published 3 February 2017

Agricultural Tenancies (Fourth Edition)

Robert Sutherland There is irony in the fact that whilst surveys show that the number of agricultur ...

Published 27 January 2017

Ike's Irish Lover

Barrister Kieron Wood has turned what might have been a footnote of history into a highly readable a ...

Published 13 January 2017

Commercial Awareness for Lawyers

Designed as a Diploma text, this book is worthy of a much wider, and older readership. It more than ...

Published 6 January 2017

The Supreme Court

Ruadhán Mac Cormaic’s book on Ireland's Supreme Court comes highly recommended by Seosamh Gráins ...

Published 23 December 2016

Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall

“I was five years old when I learned that my grandmother lived behind a curtain.” The line that ...

Published 18 November 2016

East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Kapil Summan was greatly impressed by East West Street and spoke to the author about current threats ...

Published 11 November 2016

Present Tense

The main character in WHS McIntyre’s book is Robbie Munro, a criminal lawyer in a one man band on ...

Published 7 October 2016

Book review – Exercising Professional Judgement: Mastering the Craft of Lawyering

The fourth in Dr Fiona Westwood's series has just been published and is a must for any solicitor tak ...

Published 5 October 2016