The Impossible Office?, Sir Anthony Seldon’s history of the office of Prime Minister out today from Cambridge University Press
From Crime to Crime, the highly anticipated memoir by former High Court judge Sir Richard Henriques, is published today by Hodder & Stoughton.
Sir Richard Henriques has been centre stage in some of the most high-profile and notorious cases of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. After taking silk in 1986, over the course of the next 14 years he appeared in no fewer than 106 murder trials, including prosecuting Harold Shipman, Britain’s most prolific serial killer, and the killers of James Bulger. In 2000 he was appointed to the High Court Bench and tried the transatlantic airline plot, the Morecambe Bay cockle pickers, the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, and many other cases. He sat in the Court of Appeal on the appeals of Barry George, then convicted of murdering Jill Dando, and Jeremy Bamber, the White House Farm killer.
‘If Henriques were a fictional character, he would be a celebrity, the kind of dashing, hawkish QC who turns up in Agatha Christie novels and is recognised by everybody… There is an undeniable, lawyerly authenticity about Henriques’s book. He takes us meticulously through his cases… It is fascinating to read.’
– Sunday Times
From Crime to Crime is an in-depth inside account of 17 of the most notorious and high-profile cases of Sir Richard’s career. It offers an insight into the state of the British judicial system; how it works – or doesn’t – and the current threats to the rule of law that affect us all.