pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone
     
Email: Subscribe to news & offers:
Need assistance? Log In/Register


Item Details
Title: MARSHALL HALL
A LAW UNTO HIMSELF
By: Sally Smith, Clive Anderson (Foreword)
Format: Hardback

List price: £25.00
Our price: £21.25
Discount:
15% off
You save: £3.75
ISBN 10: 0854901876
ISBN 13: 9780854901876
Availability: Usually dispatched within 3-5 days.
 Delivery rates
Stock: Currently 22 available
Publisher: WILDY, SIMMONDS AND HILL PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 12 May, 2016
Edition: UK ed.
Pages: 302
Description: Meticulously researched, Marshall Hall: A Law unto Himself is the first modern biography of a complex and influential man. In an age of inadequate defence funding, minimal forensic evidence, a rigid moral code and a reactionary judiciary, his only real weapons were his understanding of human psychology and the power of his personality.
Synopsis: Sir Edward Marshall Hall KC saved more people from the hangman's noose than any other known barrister. In an age of inadequate defence funding, minimal forensic evidence, a rigid moral code making little allowance for human passion and a reactionary judiciary, his only real weapons were his understanding of human psychology and the power of his personality.His charismatic oratory and film star profile made him an Edwardian celebrity. Jurors collapsed and judges wept at the overwhelming power of his performances. Thousands congregated to await the verdicts in the trials in which he appeared for the defence. Curtains were brought down in West End theatres to announce the acquittals he secured.His famous trials included the Camden Town murder, Seddon the Poisoner, the Brides in the Bath, the Green Bicycle Murder and the Murder at the Savoy. As a result of his oratory in these he was adulated as an entertainer, his performances greeted with the same relish as those by the great actors; but he was also loved as a champion of the underdog, who almost single-handedly introduced compassion in to the Edwardian legal system. No other barrister in any age can claim such celebrity, nor such public adoration and affection.Meticulously researched, Marshall Hall: A Law unto Himself is the first modern biography of a complex and influential man and, as a result of access to new material:* Sets the legendary barrister in his social, historical and political context.* Reveals the sensational private life of the man behind the public figure, the two turbulent marriages, and the mistresses.* Tells the full story of his first wife's death.* Examines his magnetic oratory and extraordinary fame from a modern perspective.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Returns: Returnable
Some other items by this author:
A BOOK OF POEMS (PB)
A LADY'S BEST FRIEND
COMING DOWN
DEALING WITH DIVERSITY THROUGH MULTICULTURAL FICTION (PB)
EGYPT (PB)
ELEVEN FOURTHS (PB)
EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE (HB)
FAIRY HOUSES (HB)
FANCIFUL FAIRY GARDENS 2014 (PB)
GORGEOUS GEORGE (HB)
GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS (HB)
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT
IN MY FATHER'S ARMS
KINGS, PHARAOHS AND BANDITS
MYCORRHIZAL SYMBIOSIS (HB)
OPENING UP NAHUM (PB)
QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES (HB)
QUIET SPACES JANUARY - APRIL 2015 (PB)
QUIET SPACES JANUARY - APRIL 2016 (PB)
QUIET SPACES JANUARY - APRIL 2017 (PB)
QUIET SPACES JANUARY - APRIL 2018 (PB)
QUIET SPACES MAY - AUGUST 2015 (PB)
QUIET SPACES MAY - AUGUST 2016 (PB)
QUIET SPACES MAY - AUGUST 2017 (PB)
QUIET SPACES SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2014 (PB)
QUIET SPACES SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2015 (PB)
QUIET SPACES SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2016 (PB)
QUIET SPACES SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017 (PB)
SIR GADABOUT
SIR GADABOUT (CD)
SUCCESSFUL LIFETIME MANAGEMENT (PB)
THE BBC INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2012 (PB)
THROUGH THE BRITISH MUSEUM (PB)
THROUGH THE BRITISH MUSEUM WITH THE BIBLE (PB)
TRAVEL THROUGH ISRAEL (PB)
TRAVEL WITH C.H.SPURGEON (PB)
WARD-BASED CRITICAL CARE: A GUIDE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (PB)



Information provided by www.pickabook.co.uk
SHOPPING BASKET
  
Your basket is empty
  Total Items: 0
 

40% off Oxford University Press Dictionaries
Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools
By: OXFORD DICTIONARIES
The Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools is carefully targeted to support secondary school students with their creative writing, to extend vocabulary, improve spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and to inspire them to become confident writers.
add to basket

New Title
Turtles all the way down
By: GREEN JOHN
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett. But there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis. ------Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. ------In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of mental health, love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
add to basket

Oxford Textbook Promotion
Tricolore 5e edition Student Book 1
By: HEATHER MASCIE-TAYLOR, SYLVIA HONNOR, MICHAEL SPENCER
5th edition of the high-ability French course, fully supported by Kerboodle.
add to basket

New Title
Wizards of Once: Twice Magic
By: CRESSIDA COWELL
From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.
add to basket

Up to 35% off New Titles
Murderer''s Ape
By: JAKOB WEGELIUS
Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she's an extraordinary individual. In overalls or in a maharaja's turban, this unique gorilla moves among humans without speaking but understanding everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. A job they are offered pays big bucks, but the deal ends badly, and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder. For Sally Jones this is the start of a harrowing quest for survival and to clear the Chief's name. Powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their secrets
add to basket

New Title
Oi Duck-billed Platypus
By: KES GRAY
From the creators of the award-winning and best selling Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! comes their next funny rhyming picture book, Oi Duck-billed Platypus!
add to basket

New Title
HEAD KID
By: DAVID BADDIEL
From the million-copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school? Strictest head naughtiest boy = chaos. Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise - and Ryan's - when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher - and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils.
add to basket

35% off Promotional Titles
Poppy Field
By: MICHAEL MORPURGO
A new picture-book classic celebrating the poppy's history, from two legends of children's literature. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story that explains the meaning behind the poppy.In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound ways - it is their history as much as any nation's. They remember. They grieve. They honour the past. This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that explains the history that inspired the story.
add to basket

New Title
WE ARE ALL LEMMINGS AND SNOWFLAKES
By: HOLLY BOURNE
Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at "normality" for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles. But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder - maybe it's this messed up world that needs fixing, and not them. And so she comes up with a plan. Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches... A trailblazing and painfully honest novel about mental health, friendship and making this crazy world a kinder place.
add to basket