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Description - Rather His Own Man by Geoffrey Robertson

In this witty, engrossing and sometimes poignant memoir, a sequel to his best-selling The Justice Game, Australia's inimitable Geoffrey Robertson charts his progress from pimply state schoolboy to top Old Bailey barrister and thence onwards and upwards to a leading role in the struggle for human rights throughout the world.

He wryly observes the absurdities of growing up as one of 'Ming's kids'; the passion of student protest in the sixties and his early crusades for 'Down Under-dogs', before leaving on a Rhodes Scholarship to combat the British establishment, with the help of John Mortimer of 'Rumpole' fame. There are dramatic accounts of fighting for lives on death rows, freeing dissidents and taking on tyrants, armed only with a unique mind and a passion for justice - on display whenever he boomeranged back to Australia to conduct Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals.

In this updated edition of his amazing life story, he tells of David and Goliath battle; tales that feature a cast of characters from Malcolm Turnbull to Mike Tyson; from Nigella Lawson to Kathy Lette and Julian Assange. Throughout his exploits - recounted here with irreverent humour and dashes of true wisdom - Geoffrey Robertson has remained determinedly independent and his own man. He has also, in respect of human rights, changed the way we think.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143784081
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 157mm x 38mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2019
Country of Publication: Australia

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