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Norman Birkett: The Life of Lord Birkett of Ulverston

£6.99

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Biography of the Ulverston Boy who became one of the most celebrated figures in legal history.
"The son of a moderately prosperous Lancashire draper of Liberal politics, Norman Birkett served as an apprentice behind the counter of his father's shop in Ulverston. A youthful success as a Methodist lay preacher encouraged paternal hopes that he would enter the Ministry. With this end in view he went up to Cambridge where he studied theology. But his success as a speaker at the Union, of which he became President, persuaded him that he had no vocation for religion and he changed over to law. Although he was thirty years old before he started to practice in Birmingham, Birkett's professional progress was exceptionally rapid. A few years later he moved to London and shortly afterwards he was appointed King's Counsel."

Dust jacket quite damaged, multiple tears.
Good page condition, slight foxing and edge wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Hyde, H. Montgomery
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1964
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
637
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

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Biography of the Ulverston Boy who became one of the most celebrated figures in legal history.
"The son of a moderately prosperous Lancashire draper of Liberal politics, Norman Birkett served as an apprentice behind the counter of his father's shop in Ulverston. A youthful success as a Methodist lay preacher encouraged paternal hopes that he would enter the Ministry. With this end in view he went up to Cambridge where he studied theology. But his success as a speaker at the Union, of which he became President, persuaded him that he had no vocation for religion and he changed over to law. Although he was thirty years old before he started to practice in Birmingham, Birkett's professional progress was exceptionally rapid. A few years later he moved to London and shortly afterwards he was appointed King's Counsel."

Dust jacket quite damaged, multiple tears.
Good page condition, slight foxing and edge wear.

Author(s):
Hyde, H. Montgomery
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1964
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
637
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

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