Mar. 26th, 2017

truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (Sidneyia inexpectans)
Glengarry's Way, and Other StudiesGlengarry's Way, and Other Studies by William Roughead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I am extremely fond of William Roughead, and my rating of this book--fair warning--reflects that. This is a collection of ten essays on Scottish crime and Scottish trials, courts, lawyers, and judges, focusing mainly on the eighteenth and nineteenth century. None of them are crimes or trials you will ever have heard of, unless you are a devotee of Sir Walter Scott, and I read purely for the pleasure of Roughead's voice and personality--and incidentally a great deal of information about Edinburgh and the history of the Scottish legal system, neither of which I know anything about.

If you like this sort of thing, as Abraham Lincoln said, this is the sort of thing you'll like.



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