by Henry Cecil
“And anyone can avoid going to prison under a judgement summons by going bankrupt?”
“Quite correct,” said Henry.
“Then why doesn’t everyone do that?”
“Several reasons. Some people can’t raise the ten pounds to go bankrupt.”
“So a man with ten pounds can avoid going to prison and a man without can’t?”
Makes much sense? Not really, right? Well, that is how the law works. Or used to work… And that is a reason why this writer is still highly popular among lawyers.
You see, there are many great authors who only manage to leave a fleeting impression on the fickle minds that make up our society, and are thereby eventually relegated to a niche audience.
Unfortunately, such is the case of Henry Cecil. While his books may have once commanded praise from even the likes of P.G. Wodehouse, his popularity, or the lack thereof, does not do justice to the quality of his works. Continue reading Book of the Week #22: