Rather his own man

by B84

ISBN: 9780143784074

BINDING: Hardback

CONDITION: Used - very good

PUBLISHED: 2018, First edition

DESCRIPTION: Geoffrey Robertson  Rather his own man - reliable memoirs 

'In this deliciously gossipy and enthralling memoir Australia's inimitable Geoffrey Robertson pays homage to his family and an extraordinary, fifty-year career as a lawyer across the world. 

Shaped by his forebears' history, his childhood as a Bondi baby turned Eastwood boy, and his great success at Sydney University, where he was a prominent figure in the student politics of the era, Geoffrey railed from a young age against the social constraints of the Menzies years; and it was the restrictive fifties and sixties that finally propelled him away from Australia to the UK, when in 1970 he took a ship to England, to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford Geoffrey offered to work with John Mortimer QC on the infamous, surreal Oz trial, and it didn't take long for his legal career to take off in London. He writes riveting accounts of his most memorable trials, including his extraordinary and varied work for human rights and freedom of speech causes; working with Malcolm Turnbull on the Spycatcher trial, for Assange, with Amal Clooney, and many other both hilarious and grave cases. And he talks deeply honestly about his personal life, girlfriends, meeting and marrying Kathy Lette, fatherhood and the challenges of bringing up a son on the autistic spectrum, and his greatly loved parents. 

This is a riveting read from one of Australia's most individual talents. By turns funny, fascinating, compelling and poignant - Geoffrey Robertson's life is as colourful as the Hypotheticals he used to host. QBD books