Released on 2018-05-01Categories Fiction

The Judge Hunter

The Judge Hunter

Author: Christopher Buckley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501192524

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The latest comic novel from Christopher Buckley, in which a hapless Englishman embarks on a dangerous mission to the New World in pursuit of two judges who helped murder a king. London, 1664. Twenty years after the English revolution, the monarchy has been restored and Charles II sits on the throne. The men who conspired to kill his father are either dead or disappeared. Baltasar “Balty” St. Michel is twenty-four and has no skills and no employment. He gets by on handouts from his brother-in-law Samuel Pepys, an officer in the king’s navy. Fed up with his needy relative, Pepys offers Balty a job in the New World. He is to track down two missing judges who were responsible for the execution of the last king, Charles I. When Balty’s ship arrives in Boston, he finds a strange country filled with fundamentalist Puritans, saintly Quakers, warring tribes of Indians, and rogues of every stripe. Helped by a man named Huncks, an agent of the Crown with a mysterious past, Balty travels colonial America in search of the missing judges. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Samuel Pepys prepares for a war with the Dutch that fears England has no chance of winning. Christopher Buckley’s enchanting new novel spins adventure, comedy, political intrigue, and romance against a historical backdrop with real-life characters like Charles II, John Winthrop, and Peter Stuyvesant. Buckley’s wit is as sharp as ever as he takes readers to seventeenth-century London and New England. We visit the bawdy court of Charles II, Boston under the strict Puritan rule, and New Amsterdam back when Manhattan was a half-wild outpost on the edge of an unmapped continent. The Judge Hunter is a smart and swiftly plotted novel that transports readers to a new world.
Released on 2000-01-01Categories Fiction

Sober As a Judge

Sober As a Judge

Author: Henry Cecil

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9781842320648

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Roger Thursby, the hero of 'Brothers in Law' and 'Friends at Court', continues his career as a High Court judge. He presides over a series of unusual cases, including a professional debtor and an action about a consignment of oranges which turned to juice before delivery. There is a delightful succession of eccentric witnesses as the reader views proceedings from the bench.
Released on 2006Categories Africa, Southern

The Judicial Institution in Southern Africa

The Judicial Institution in Southern Africa

Author: Linda Van de Vijver

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123188711

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: 299

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This stidy seeks to assess the formal provisions of the law regulating the appointment and conditions of service of judges across eleven legal systems in southern and east Africa, against a framework of idea principles. The chapters reveal an unevenness in the law and the practice relating to judial service, and rrecommendations for improvements are made.