My Brief Career

The Trials of a Young Lawyer

by Harry Mount

  • Published: 17 Mar 2005
  • Price: £6.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 176p
  • ISBN: 9781904977070

My Brief Career has all the horror of a Dickensian tragedy and all the charm of Bridget Jones’ Diaries. An expose of what goes on behind the ancient walls of London’s inns of court, this fascinating story dares to reveal the grim secrets of one of England’s most archaic institutions…This is a book for everyone who has ever thought they might want to become a lawyer.

“An hilarious account of the splendid miseries of being a pupil in a barrister’s chambers” – John Mortimer

“A horribly funny study of boredom, vanity and folly” – Daily Telegraph

“Should be recommended reading for anyone daft enough to consider a life at the bar” – The Observer

“Well written and very funny” – Sunday Telegraph

About Harry Mount

Harry Mount read Classics at Oxford and was a Latin tutor before becoming a journalist. A former leader writer and New York correspondent at the Daily Telegraph, he writes about politics, buildings and language for lots of British and American newspapers and magazines. His memoir of his time as a barrister’s pupil, My Brief Career, is also published by Short Books.