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Memoirs from the Public Sector: Sarah Langford, Christie Watson and William Clegg in conversation with John Sutherland at Piccadilly, London

Wednesday 17th October 18:30 at London - Piccadilly

In light of the phenomenal successes of memoirs from the medical profession, there has since been a surge of legal memoirs. Sarah Langford (In Your Defence), Christie Watson (The Language of Kindness), William Clegg QC (Under the Wig) and John Sutherland (Blue) will be joining us in store to discuss how these two areas of the public sector have been responding to cuts to funding, and stretched resources, and the role of the memoir within this.

 

Sarah Langford is a barrister and author of In Your Defence. With remarkable candour, Sarah describes eleven cases which reveal what goes on in our criminal and family courts, highlighting how our attitudes and actions can shape not only the outcome of a case, but the legal system itself.

 

Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years, and is the author of The Language of Kindness. Taking us from birth to death, from the A&E to the mortuary, her memoir reflects a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness in a time of division and isolationism.

 

William Clegg QC is London’s top murder case lawyer, and the author of Under the Wig. In this vivid memoir he revisits some of his most notorious and intriguing trials, whilst laying bare the secrets of his profession, and how our right to a fair trial is now in great peril.

 

This event will be chaired by John Sutherland. Chief Superintendent John Sutherland joined the Met Police in 1992. Blue retells his career-defining moments, from reaching out to vulnerable young people, tackling domestic violence and holding the responsibility of caring for hundreds of thousands of Londoners.

 

Join us for the opportunity to hear from four striking voices, writing in response to a crisis with great political urgency, and innumerable ramifications on the public sector.

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Wednesday 17th October 18:30
£5.00 general admission
£3.00 for Waterstones Plus members

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