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The Ghosts of Reginald Hine

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Reginald Hine, a lawyer and historian, first put his town on the map in the 1920s when his two-volume History of Hitchin was acclaimed nationally as a model for furture historians to follow. Later, Confessions of an Un-Common Attorney, about life in the practice of an Edwardian country solicitor, sold worldwide and became recommended reading for lawyers young and old.

Few were aware that this charismatic figure had a dark and mystical side to his life, one haunted by periods of acute depression, nightmares and demonic images. This mental anguish was aggravated by the punishing work schedule Hine gave himself, writing late into the night in the struggle to complete his histories. Because his legal work was interrupting his researches and writing, the historian began to develop a pathological dislike for The Law - a profession 'into which it had not pleased God to call me'. He began to flout its rules - with tragic results - and his death under the wheels of a steam train left many questions unanswered.

After five years of research, during which he was given access to family archives and legal documents of the period, the author has produced an intriguing and long overdue biography that reveals his subject in a new light. This is a book that is both poignant and entertaining.

Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright.

Item details

Added value:
Signed, First Edition
Author(s):
Whitmore, Richard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.3cm x 14.7cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0955466202
ISBN-13:
9780955466205
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Mattingley Press

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Reginald Hine, a lawyer and historian, first put his town on the map in the 1920s when his two-volume History of Hitchin was acclaimed nationally as a model for furture historians to follow. Later, Confessions of an Un-Common Attorney, about life in the practice of an Edwardian country solicitor, sold worldwide and became recommended reading for lawyers young and old.

Few were aware that this charismatic figure had a dark and mystical side to his life, one haunted by periods of acute depression, nightmares and demonic images. This mental anguish was aggravated by the punishing work schedule Hine gave himself, writing late into the night in the struggle to complete his histories. Because his legal work was interrupting his researches and writing, the historian began to develop a pathological dislike for The Law - a profession 'into which it had not pleased God to call me'. He began to flout its rules - with tragic results - and his death under the wheels of a steam train left many questions unanswered.

After five years of research, during which he was given access to family archives and legal documents of the period, the author has produced an intriguing and long overdue biography that reveals his subject in a new light. This is a book that is both poignant and entertaining.

Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright.

Added value:
Signed, First Edition
Author(s):
Whitmore, Richard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.3cm x 14.7cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0955466202
ISBN-13:
9780955466205
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Mattingley Press

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