The People's Lawyer

The People's Lawyer

by PhilipElls (Author)


How does a young city lawyer end up as the Peoples Lawyer of the fourth smallest country in the world, 12,000 kilometres from home? Philip Ells dreamed of turquoise seas, sandy beaches and palm trees, and he found these in the tiny Pacific island state of Tuvalu. But neither his voluntary service overseas briefing pack nor his legal training could prepare him for what happened there. He learned to deal with rapes, murders, incest, the unforgivable crime of pig theft and to look a shark in the eye. This is the moving story of a London dramatic and often hilarious lawyer colliding with a Pacific island culture.
-- A comic travelogue in the tradition of Bill Bryson
-- A young Englishman fed up with life in the fast lane travels to the tiny Pacific island of Tuvalu to be their lawyer
-- Funny culture clash between an Englishman keen to do the 'Right Thing' and a culture that works best without his laws


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Virgin Books
Published: 04 May 2000

ISBN 10: 075350491X
ISBN 13: 9780753504918