The Viceroy’s House: Partition and Mr. Jinnah, barrister and founder of Pakistan

It was 70 years ago this week that Britain granted independence to the Indian subcontinent which was partitioned into two countries - Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Despite interesting but mixed reviews, I am going to see this new movie, "The Viceroy's House" about the partition under the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten. Released... Continue Reading →

Barristerial shiny green frogs in powdered wigs!

  Bewigged. Frog Barrister. Shiny and green including slimy green barristerial fingers! Handsome, confident and ready. Perhaps even smug. Could it be Captain Cook? George Washington or a smug Robespierre? Definitely not Rumpole of the Bailey. Definitely the Captain Cook look!     Heavy lidded, big jowled, bulging belly.  Barristerial green frog in cravat (jabot) and powdered wig. More Horace Rumpolean, perhaps,... Continue Reading →

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