Loading, please wait...

A Woman in Law - by Celia Wells (Paperback)

A Woman in Law - by  Celia Wells (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
A Woman in Law - by  Celia Wells (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Not in stores
Shipping
Not available

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 202

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Waterside Press

Author: Celia Wells

Language: English

Street Date: September 11, 2019
TCIN: 78117342
UPC: 9781909976665
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-3666

Description

Celia Wells always felt like an outsider. Her unconventional early life was shaped by her Communist Party parents, she grew up as 'town' not 'gown' in Oxford, surrounded by books but living in a council house. She has uncovered an intriguing backstory with a bigamous grandmother, a convicted forger cousin transported to Australia in the 1840s, and the rise and fall of landed gentry.


The author describes her parents' bohemian friends and their coded language and uses their original wartime correspondence to produce a picture of a fascinating heritage which ran against the grain and shaped an inquiring mind. A Woman in Law shows how the post-war political landscape provided opportunities for women yet failed to shift many entrenched advantages of gender and class.


Tracing the rocky path to becoming Cardiff University's first female law professor, the author shows how her distinctive academic research led to different approaches to teaching criminal law as well as contributing to key reforms described in the book. As she asserts, 'I wanted to write about my rather confused political and cultural background, and to relate it to my professional and personal life, to my academic writing, to my relationships, and my beliefs, my experiences of suicide and addiction in my close family.'

If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Recommended


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.